Steve Smith’s Blog

Running Injuries: A Problem of the Sole

Runners talk about their shoes with great enthusiasm and I often overhear, “My shoes are the best ever! You should try a pair of these!” The question is: what is the best shoe for you? To get at this answer we need to look at the different types of shoes, how shoes are manufactured, and how your current shoes have …

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The “Core” of All Running Problems

Abdominal strength has a real and immediate effect on your running gait, and the faster you go, the more your …

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Become a Life-Bender: Volunteer

There are some people who can bend life to their own will. They can shape the universe to their own …

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Reflections on the 2017 LA Marathon

Today was the 21st year the Pacers Running Club ran the Los Angeles Marathon. I really don’t know how many …

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Does exercise contribute to arthritis? Research says no.

An interesting read from Harvard Medical School. If you’re putting off getting into a regular exercise routine because you’re worried …

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Taper Madness

You are about two weeks away from the Big Race. It has been months of early rising, suiting up in …

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A Friend in Deed

“I have a pain in my knee, what should I do?” I overheard a runner ask his friend last week. …

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Around the Dinner Table: Be Industrious

I pass under a little bridge on my way to and from work nearly every day. It’s a strange little …

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Running Downhill (Part 2 of 2)

Downhill Racing

There is an old maxim of athletic training: “Training should always be sports specific.” So, if you want to be …

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Downhill Racing, I’m Going To Kill It On This one! (Part 1 of 2)

Downhill Racing

Revel Canyon is on our race calendar and its time to start training. It’s a big downhill race, big for …

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Nutrition For Runners

Nutrition for Runners

Most runners eventually conclude that good nutrition is a vital part of their quest to improve performance. In the spirit …

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