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Run stronger, faster, and without injuries? Yep, you don’t need to be a frustrated runner that constantly has to stop running. I'm Dr. Duane Scotti, a running physical therapist, coach, and founder of Spark Physical Therapy - Healthy Runner. I'm here to share everything I have learned as a former often injured adult onset runner! I will also interview experts in the running and health world to share their knowledge and wisdom that will inspire you to stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running well into your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond!

You could just be starting your running journey and looking to consistently run for stress relief or be an experienced marathoner, we have something for you on this podcast! We discuss practical ways to improve your running strength, training, nutrition, and mindset!

If you want to get stronger, run faster, and enjoy lifelong injury free running then you have come to the right place! If you like what you hear, please subscribe, follow, rate and review the show so more runners like you can find us!

Healthy Runner Podcast Duane Scotti: Physical therapist, runner, and podcaster

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Run stronger, faster, and without injuries? Yep, you don’t need to be a frustrated runner that constantly has to stop running. I'm Dr. Duane Scotti, a running physical therapist, coach, and founder of Spark Physical Therapy - Healthy Runner. I'm here to share everything I have learned as a former often injured adult onset runner! I will also interview experts in the running and health world to share their knowledge and wisdom that will inspire you to stay active, stay healthy, and just keep running well into your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond!

You could just be starting your running journey and looking to consistently run for stress relief or be an experienced marathoner, we have something for you on this podcast! We discuss practical ways to improve your running strength, training, nutrition, and mindset!

If you want to get stronger, run faster, and enjoy lifelong injury free running then you have come to the right place! If you like what you hear, please subscribe, follow, rate and review the show so more runners like you can find us!

    108. Trail Running or Road Running? Get Your Sole Inspired with Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal

    108. Trail Running or Road Running? Get Your Sole Inspired with Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal

    We are going to bring road runners and trail runners together today!
     
    Running is life, Life is running...What inspires your sole?
    In this episode we are going to chat about some common questions we get within our healthy runner community when it comes to trail running, maybe we will bust some myths, and then we will also talk about some healthy running tips by 2 running health experts and how running has inspired Carolyn and Kim to live a deeper and more meaningful life!
     
    These are just some of the questions we answer during this fun and educational chat:
     
    Does trail running improve road running?
     
    Why should road runners run on trails?
     
    Is trail running harder than road running?
     
    What are your healthy running tips? 
     
    How has running inspired each of you to live a deeper and more meaningful life?
     
    Check out Dr. Scotti’s interview on episode 66 of the Inspired Soles Podcast: 
    https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/spark-your-training-with-prehab-dr-duane-scotti/id1530868231?i=1000546854879



    Are you ready to take action and get the accountability you deserve to unlock your greatest potential as a runner? 
     
    Get stronger, run faster, and become a lifelong injury free runner with our 16 week 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program.  Get the support, structure, and accountability from experts in the health and running industry.  Personalized easy to follow plans tailored to your unique needs and busy life.
     
    If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve got a behind the scenes video tour of our coaching program and hear from many of our athletes who were struggling with the same sticking points that you are.  Just head to: https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/coaching
     
    This week’s show brought to you by: 
    Tracer2 by Noxgear.  The Tracer2 keeps you safe while you run by pairing powerful multi-color LED fiber optics with ultra-reflective 3M patterns and fluorescence.  If you’re looking for running gear that will actually help you stay safe while running we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 35% by using the code HEALTHYRUNNER. Just head to: https://noxgear.com
     
    Edge energy from UCAN.  Edge is the first and only on-the-go training fuel powered by SuperStarch, putting you in the ideal performance state by keeping blood sugar stable.
    Learn more about how SuperStarch unlocks and sustains optimal output, reducing fatigue without spikes or crashes and is backed by science. Just head to: https://ucan.co/share/duane.scotti/ and use the code HEALTHYRUNNER at checkout to save 20%!  
     
    Connect with Carolyn and Kim:
    Inspired Soles Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1312027
     Instagram:
    Carolyn: @coach_carolyn 
    Kim: @flyingphalanges1 
    Inspired Soles Podcast: @inspiredsolescast 
    Connect with Dr. Duane:
    Instagram - @sparkyourtraining Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community Subscribe to our YouTube Channel duane@sparkyourtraining.com www.sparkyourtraining.com  
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    107. 4 Running Nutrition Habits in the New Year with Brooke Czarnecki, RDN

    107. 4 Running Nutrition Habits in the New Year with Brooke Czarnecki, RDN

    Do you want to know the nutritional habits that you should be focusing on in the new year as a runner?
     
    Well that is what we are talking about in this episode with our resident running registered dietitian, Brooke Czarnecki!  
     
    Brooke shares 4 actionable nutritional habits anyone can implement for you to build a strong and healthy relationship with food and help your running in 2022.   
     
    Want to know what these 4 tips are?  Listen in and learn!  



    Previous episode with Brooke mentioned in this episode:
     
    RED-s and Running: What You Need to Know About This Serious Condition
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/red-s-and-running-what-you-need-to-know-about-this-serious-condition/ 



    Are you ready to take action and get the accountability you deserve to unlock your greatest potential as a runner? 
     
    Get stronger, run faster, and become a lifelong injury free runner with our 16 week 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program.  Get the support, structure, and accountability from experts in the health and running industry.  Personalized easy to follow plans tailored to your unique needs and busy life.
     
    If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve got a behind the scenes video tour of our coaching program and hear from many of our athletes who were struggling with the same sticking points that you are.  Just head to: https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/coaching
     
    This week’s show brought to you by: 
    Perform from the Amino Company. Perform is an essential amino acid-based formulation that I simply add to water in my shaker bottle and have 30 minutes before my run or gym workout.  It tastes great and is easy on my stomach.  
     
    Clinical studies have shown that Perform helps improve mental focus, peak strength, endurance, reduces fatigue, and increases muscle protein synthesis so you can recover faster from your runs or your strength workouts.   Check out the research here: https://aminoco.com/healthyrunner
     
    If you’re looking for a nutritional advantage to increase focus and concentration, strength, and endurance during your runs and decrease recovery times by quickly rebuilding muscle tissue of your daily training, I highly recommend you give Perform a try.  I know it has helped me and I am confident you will love it just as much as I do!
     
    If you’re interested in learning  more about my 100% Science-Backed Amino Acids Supplements and you would like to give perform a try, we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 30% by using the code HEALTHYRUNNER. Just head to: https://aminoco.com/healthyrunner and use the code HEALTHYRUNNER at checkout to save 30% + FREE Amino eBook!   Click HERE to be directed to the discount page! 
    Connect with Brooke:
    Instagram: @intentfulnutrition https://www.instagram.com/intentfulnutrition/
    Email: intentfulnutrition@gmail.com
    Moderator Healthy Runner Facebook Community
    Connect with Dr. Duane:
    Instagram - @sparkyourtraining Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community Subscribe to our YouTube Channel duane@sparkyourtraining.com www.sparkyourtraining.com  
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    • 50 min
    Any BODY Can Run! Inclusivity in Running with India Cook

    Any BODY Can Run! Inclusivity in Running with India Cook

    Don’t think you have what it takes to be a “runner”?  Think you are too big, slow, or just not fit enough to run?
     
    Well, I have a special treat for you today with our guest India Cook who is just a ray of sunshine and positivity.  India is an avid Atlanta-based runner, YouTube vlogger, podcast host, RRCA certified run coach, race announcer, and motivational speaker!
     
    We chat about an all-important topic that any BODY can run as it relates to inclusion and diversity within our running community.  India is an advocate for all paces and all body types in the space of road running and racing.  She loves running but also has a passion for encouraging and guiding runners and those who aspire to become runners.
     
    In this episode,  
    We talk about ways to make the sport more diverse and less intimidating as well as some other topics:
    Why we should rethink the phrase “running is my therapy” What is true inclusivity in running? The Coaches of Color Initiative Inspirational stories of those that grown into some amazing runners How India overcome shin splints and IT band pain with physical therapy and run coaching  
    We even had some fun with a SPARK lightning round of questions and talked about India shared some great running bra tips for you ladies who struggle to find the right fit!  
     
    Resource mentioned in this episode:
     
    SPARK Blueprint: 5 Tips To Run Stronger & Healthier
    https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/blueprint
    Are you ready to take action and get the accountability you deserve to unlock your greatest potential as a runner? 
     
    Get stronger, run faster, and become a lifelong injury free runner with our 16 week 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program.  Get the support, structure, and accountability from experts in the health and running industry.  Personalized easy to follow plans tailored to your unique needs and busy life.
     
    If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve got a behind the scenes video tour of our coaching program and hear from many of our athletes who were struggling with the same sticking points that you are.  Just head to: https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/coaching
     
    This week’s show brought to you by: 
    Energy bar from UCAN.  Energy bar is made from the revolutionary ingredient SuperStarch, providing you energy to get you through your next workout or to your next meal. 
     
    Click here and use code HEALTHYRUNNER for 20% off your entire UCAN order! Learn more about how SuperStarch unlocks and sustains optimal output, reducing fatigue without spikes or crashes and is backed by science. We’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 20% by using the code HEALTHYRUNNER.  Just head to: https://ucan.co/share/duane.scotti/ and use the code HEALTHYRUNNER at checkout to save 20%!  
     
    Connect with India:
     
    Website: https://www.milesfromindia.com/
     
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/i_of_endigo_runs/
     
    YouTube: Miles from India- https://www.youtube.com/c/milesfromindia
     
    Podcast: The Run Duo- https://linktr.ee/Therunduo
    Connect with Dr. Duane:
    Instagram - @sparkyourtraining Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community Subscribe to our YouTube Channel duane@sparkyourtraining.com www.sparkyourtraining.com  
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    What is Base Training in Running with Dr. Duane Scotti

    What is Base Training in Running with Dr. Duane Scotti

     
    Hello and welcome to episode 105 on the Healthy Runner Podcast where we help you get stronger, run faster, and enjoy lifelong injury free running! 
     
    Dr. Duane Scotti, an avid half marathoner, your running physical therapist and coach and the founder of SPARK Physical and the Healthy Runner Community does a deep dive training on one of the most important training topics in allowing you to get stronger, run faster, and enjoy lifelong injury free running!
     
    In this episode,  
    Dr. Scotti breaks down the principles of base or foundational training and how doing this properly will keep you healthy doing what you love and not ending up in the doctors or physical therapists office.  
     
    He also shares his personal running journey 2021 reflection, take home points, and goals for 2022!
     
    Listen to find out if you are doing the 3 main ingredients that should be incorporated into your base or foundational training period prior to jumping into full blown half marathon or marathon training cycles.  Following this episode you will know what training cycles are, different types of runs, and the best timing to incorporate base training into your yearly running goals.  
     
    Previous episodes and resources mentioned in this episode:
     
    Episode 50- What is a Training Cycle?
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/training-cycles-running-run-planning-in-2021/
      
    Episode 6- Training Tips for Runners (How to Train Smart With Proper Progression):
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/training-tips/
     
    Episode 25- How Fast Should I Run - 3 Types of Runs:
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/types-of-runs/
     
    Episode 70: What Muscles are Best to Strengthen for Running with Dr.Scotti 
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/what-muscles-are-best-to-strengthen-for-running-with-dr-duane-scotti/ 
     
    Episode 99: How To Run Faster with Better Form (What are strides with Coach Whitney):
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/how-to-run-faster-with-better-form/ 
     
    Episode 98: How Do You Do a Tempo Run
    https://sparkyourtraining.com/how-do-you-run-a-tempo-run/ 
     
    SPARK Healthy Runner 5 Minute Warm Up For Running:  https://youtu.be/5cKxUUVeVVI
     
    SPARK Blueprint: 5 Tips To Run Stronger & Healthier
    https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/blueprint
    Are you ready to take action and get the accountability you deserve to unlock your greatest potential as a runner? 
     
    Get stronger, run faster, and become a lifelong injury free runner with our 16 week 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program.  Get the support, structure, and accountability from experts in the health and running industry.  Personalized easy to follow plans tailored to your unique needs and busy life.
     
    If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve got a behind the scenes video tour of our coaching program and hear from many of our athletes who were struggling with the same sticking points that you are.  Just head to: https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/coaching
     
    This week’s show brought to you by: 
    Healthy snacks from UCAN.  Healthy snacks enhanced with the revolutionary ingredient SuperStarch, allow you to fuel smarter at breakfast and curb cravings anytime while maintaining blood sugar and boosting energy.
     
    Click here and use code HEALTHYRUNNER for 20% off your entire UCAN order! Learn more about how SuperStarch unlocks and sustains optimal output, reducing fatigue without spikes or crashes and is backed by science. We’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 20% by using the code HEALTHYRUNNER.  Just head to: https://ucan.co/share/duane.scotti/ and use the code HEALTHYRUNNER at checkout to save 20%!  
     
    Connect with Dr. Duane:
    Instagram - @sparkyourtraining Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community Subscribe to our YouTube Channel duane@sparkyourtraining.com www.sparkyourtraining.com  
    Listen & Subscribe:
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Clarity Leads to Action! Why I Created our 1:1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program with Dr. Duane Scotti

    Clarity Leads to Action! Why I Created our 1:1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program with Dr. Duane Scotti

    Let me save you some time…
     
    You don’t have to feel like you are injured all the time
     
    You don’t have to feel like you're not getting any faster
     
    You don’t have to feel like you have to sacrifice the running you love to heal from an injury
     
    You don’t have to stress about what you should be doing for exercises in order to continue running into your 40’s, 50’s, and beyond!
     
    Listen in to learn how clarity can lead to action and why I created our New 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program to help you take the next massive step in your running and health!
     
    Are you ready to take action and get the accountability you deserve to unlock your greatest potential as a runner? 
     
    Get stronger, run faster, and become a lifelong injury free runner with our 16 week 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program.  Get the support, structure, and accountability from experts in the health and running industry.  Personalized easy to follow plans tailored to your unique needs and busy life.
     
    If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve got a behind the scenes video tour of our coaching program and hear from many of our athletes who were struggling with the same sticking points that you are.  Just head to: https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/coaching
     
    This week’s show brought to you by: 
    Healthy snacks from UCAN.  Healthy snacks enhanced with the revolutionary ingredient SuperStarch, allow you to fuel smarter at breakfast and curb cravings anytime while maintaining blood sugar and boosting energy.
     
    Click here and use code HEALTHYRUNNER for 20% off your entire UCAN order! Learn more about how SuperStarch unlocks and sustains optimal output, reducing fatigue without spikes or crashes and is backed by science. We’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 20% by using the code HEALTHYRUNNER.  Just head to: https://ucan.co/share/duane.scotti/ and use the code HEALTHYRUNNER at checkout to save 20%!  
     
    Connect with Dr. Duane:
    Instagram - @sparkyourtraining Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community Subscribe to our YouTube Channel duane@sparkyourtraining.com www.sparkyourtraining.com  
    Listen & Subscribe:
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    3 Foundations and Pillars of Lifelong Injury Free Running with Dr. Duane Scotti

    3 Foundations and Pillars of Lifelong Injury Free Running with Dr. Duane Scotti

    Are you a frustrated runner trying to get out of the injury cycle or a dedicated runner who is looking to get stronger, faster, and enjoy a long life of injury free running?
     
    Over the past 18 years, I have been helping runners as a physical therapist and run coach and have designed a system with a structured plan to get you out of the injury cycle and help unlock your greatest potential as a runner!
     
    In this episode, I break down the 3 foundational pillars to lifelong, injury free running!  These have been the cornerstone of our framework for our Healthy Runner coaching program and if you can unlock these then you will become stronger, faster, consistent, and achieve that PR you have been chasing or that big scary running goal!
     
    Resource mentioned in this episode:
    SPARK Blueprint:  5 Tips To Run Stronger & Healthier
    https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/blueprint
     
    Are you ready to take action and get the accountability you deserve to unlock your greatest potential as a runner? 
     
    Get stronger, run faster, and become a lifelong injury free runner with our 16 week 1-on-1 Healthy Runner Coaching Program.  Get the support, structure, and accountability from experts in the health and running industry.  Personalized easy to follow plans tailored to your unique needs and busy life.
     
    If you’re interested in learning more, we’ve got a behind the scenes video tour of our coaching program and hear from many of our athletes who were struggling with the same sticking points that you are.  Just head to: https://programs.sparkyourtraining.com/coaching
     
    This week’s show brought to you by: 
    Tracer2 by Noxgear.  The Tracer2 keeps you safe while you run by pairing powerful multi-color LED fiber optics with ultra-reflective 3M patterns and fluorescence.  The Tracer2 maximizes your visibility through changing light, weather conditions, and in the glare of headlights.  This amazing product by Noxgear has been recently re-engineered for a better fit, higher visibility, more color modes and twice the LEDs for your brightest move yet.  
     
    If you’re looking for running gear that will actually help you stay safe while running we’ve got a special offer for you where you can save 35% by using the code HEALTHYRUNNER. Just head to: https://noxgear.com
     
    Connect with Dr. Duane:
    Instagram - @sparkyourtraining Join Our Healthy Runner Facebook Community Subscribe to our YouTube Channel duane@sparkyourtraining.com www.sparkyourtraining.com  
    Listen & Subscribe:
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    • 43 min

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140 Ratings

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