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How to Run Your First 5K!

Written by: Shelli Stevenson PT, DPT

It is summer time and I can’t think of a better time to train for a 5K! What is holding you back? Fear? Embarrassment? Lack of motivation? Time?  If you can walk then you can start training today! Let’s map out a plan to complete a 5K in 2017!

A 5K is 3.1 miles and can take anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes. This is a very attainable distance and time for a first-time runner. You want to give yourself 8-12 weeks to train depending on your current fitness level.

Meet patient Terri Sipes the Pan American Masters Weight-Lifting Champion!

Meet Terri Sipes of Belgrade, Montana. She owns CrossFit Belgrade and Team Montana Weight-Lifting. On June 9, 2017 she won the Pan American Masters Weight-Lifting competition in the Dominican Republic! Terri has been an outstanding client at Lone Peak Physical Therapy over the last year. She sat down with us and shared her recent journey towards one of the biggest accomplishments of her life!

Train your Weakness!

Most people have innate strengths and weaknesses. This applies with physical endeavors such as running a race or climbing a mountain, but also in the mental, social, or psychological arenas of life. It most cases, people like to spend time doing things they enjoy and training the areas where they excel. We tend to avoid doing activities we struggle with or don’t come easily. For example, I love riding my bike or running for long periods of time at a moderate pace. On the other hand, I do not enjoy short intense interval workouts where I can’t catch my breath. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a specific sport or event built for each person’s individual strengths where we never had to do what we aren’t good at? Unfortunately, that does not exist. How much faster or stronger would you get if you trained your weaknesses?

Ultramarathon Tips from Dr. Sara Bell, DPT

Sara Bell is one of our talented Physical Therapists at Lone Peak Physical Therapy.  Sara shares a unique passion for running ultramarathons. An ultramarathon is a footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 26. 2 miles or 42.195 kilometers. I had the opportunity to sit down with Sara over Thai food and pick her brain on how she went from a college basketball player to an ultra-distance runner. In this article, Sara also shares her keys running a successful ultramarathon.