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Interview: CHRIS KELLY, NOURISH BALANCE THRIVE

By Greg White Chris Kelly is a Northern California-based functional health practitioner who, through his team at Nourish Balance Thrive, works with athlete populations who want to improve not just their performance, but their health as well. In this video interview (a Leggers newsletter first!), Chris and I discuss everything from functional health testing for […]

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Interview: Tawnee Prazak Part 2

  In Part One of our interview, Tawnee talked about her own racing history, her approach to coaching, and the questionable usage of the phrase “bio-hacking.” In Part Two, we talk about what she’s learned from her podcast, functional movement, and why when it comes to sport, women aren’t just “small men.” By Greg White […]

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Interview: Tawnee Prazak

  by Greg White As host of the popular podcast Endurance Podcast, Tawnee Prazak has interviewed hundreds of coaches, athletes, and thinkers on everything from 5ks to triathlon. As a holistic coach, she aims to help athletes improve both their performances and overall health (as Phil Maffetone explained in a previous newsletter interview, good performance […]

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Interview: Billy Yang

By Greg White I’m a firm believer that every run tells its own unique story if we’re willing to listen, and Los Angeles local Billy Yang has a keen ear when it comes to fusing his love of filmmaking and trail running, and the results are often quite beautiful. Set in far-flung and inspiring locales, […]

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Low Back Injury in Running

by Paulseth & Associates Physical Therapy With marathon training in full swing and people embarking on longer weekend runs, it is very important to maintain your health. With this phase of training it is the experience of some marathoners that nagging low back pain becomes a problem and may derail one’s training in this critical […]

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First Glance: LAM Volunteer Opportunities

Remember that first long run with the LEGGERS when you were second guessing: “Why am I subjecting myself to such exertion?” When, all of a sudden you spotted up ahead…”Is it? Oh my God, it is…it IS!” Friendly Legger faces out here in the middle of the grind offering you encouragement, a cool drink, some more […]

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INTERVIEW: Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky

By Greg White Shalane Flanagan remains one of the biggest names in professional distance racing. Whether it was her emotional pursuit of a Boston win in 2014, or her finish as first American at the Rio Olympic Marathon, she’s been a consistent contender ever since her marathon debut (second place in New York 2010). Given […]

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Interview: Nate Helming

by Greg White I’m a big fan of today’s interview subject. Nate Helming is the man behind The Run Experience, a fantastic approach to running that goes way beyond making you a better runner, and far into the territory of how we become better athletes. The Run Experience shows us why becoming more functional, stronger, […]

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One Bike Rack for Each of the 26 Miles of the Marathon…a Leggers Fundraiser

by John Flynn For over 25 years the L.A. LEGGERS have trained in Santa Monica’s spectacular Palisades Park. We’ve had a terrific deal with the city in terms of renting 1450 Ocean, and the opportunity to run thorough the neighborhoods of Santa Monica has been wonderful. What running/walking club has a better course than we […]

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Foot/Ankle Strengthening for Runners and Walkers

  The foot and ankle is made of many small, but very important muscles that help to control the foot and ankle during many of the activities that we do on a daily basis.  This includes walking and running and when the musculature is weak, performing inefficiently, or has a limited endurance capacity, injury may […]

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