Athlete Training and Healthy Running Resources

Take advantage of our Training Improvement and Injury Reduction articles, published by experts in coaching, physical therapy, biomechanics, sport science, data science, professional athletics, and many other realms. We strive to provide you with the tools necessary to achieve better performance – more consistently, with better health and happiness.

Peruse Gear posts to get the latest information on GPS smartwatches & other gadgets that will improve your training effectiveness, including favorites from the professional athletes in the PWR Lab network. Scroll through PWR Lab News to stay up to date with our Ambassador Athletes, events, and new features.

How To Calibrate Your Feel
How To Calibrate Your Feel
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
February 12, 2020

Dr. Jeff Moreno breaks down how to train by "feel" and move intuitively to enhance the way we train with smart watches.

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Welcoming Ambassadors Aisling Cuffe & Collin Leibold
Welcoming Ambassadors Aisling Cuffe & Collin Leibold
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
January 15, 2020

East Coast power couple Aisling Cuffe and Collin Leibold join PWR Lab’s Ambassador Athlete Program to prioritize running healthy and better understand the data behind overuse injuries.

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Hills Pay the Bills
Hills Pay the Bills
BY COACH KEVIN ONDRASEK
January 07, 2020

We've all heard the saying "Hills Pay the Bills", a testament to the extreme versatility of hill workouts. Training on hills has powerful benefits for runners of all levels: enjoy this video breakdown & 3 example workouts!

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The Best Holiday Gifts for Runners, Handpicked by Runners
BY PWR LAB
December 20, 2019

We asked some of the best runners in the world about the gear that really makes a difference, and used their feedback to create the guide you need for all the runners in your life!

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Welcoming Nike BTC's Vanessa Fraser
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
December 16, 2019

Nike Bowerman Track Club's Vanessa Fraser joins PWR Lab's Ambassador Athlete Program to prioritize remaining injury-free, and spread awareness of preventable injuries in sport.

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Crafting the Conscious Athlete
BY MELISSA BRAUN
December 10, 2019

Accomplished pole vaulter and movement coach Melissa Braun outlines the importance of consciousness in competitive athletics and daily life, and lists 5 essential tools for developing the balance & self-trust needed for success.

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Shin Splints | How to Identify, Treat, & Overcome
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
November 26, 2019

Dr. Jeff Moreno breaks down the symptoms, causes, and fixes for Shin Splints, outlining the path from initial treatment to pain-free running.

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A Champion's Mind: Perspective from Katie Zaferes
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
November 14, 2019

Dr. Jeff Moreno discusses how common pre-race anxiety is, framing it as a reflection of one's passion for the task at hand, and sharing a poem by Olympian & World Champion Katie Zaferes on mental race day readiness.

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First Principles for Coaching High School
BY COACH ALEX LYONS
November 07, 2019

Coach Alex Lyons outlines his 5 'First Principles' when it comes to coaching high school athletes, and the importance of keeping these key principles top of mind throughout the process of guiding an athlete's development.

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Achilles Tendinopathy Series | Part 2: Treating & Overcoming
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
October 29, 2019

In the second of this two-part blog series, Dr. Jeff Moreno outlines the three phases of treating & overcoming of one of the most common running injuries: Achilles Tendinopathy

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Achilles Tendinopathy Series | Part 1: Defining & Identifying
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
October 17, 2019

In the first of this two-part blog series, Dr. Jeff Moreno breaks down the causes and symptoms of one of the most common running injuries: Achilles Tendinopathy

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3 Workouts to Power Your Speed
BY STEPHANIE SCHAPPERT
October 03, 2019

Hoka NJ-NY Track Club runner Stephanie Schappert (former Villanova great) discusses the importance of speed workouts for runners looking to get better at any distance, and how to incorporate them into a training program.

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IT Band Series | Part 2: How to Treat ITB Syndrome
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
September 25, 2019

In part two of this multi-part blog series, Dr. Jeff Moreno breaks down the treatment phases of one of the most common running injuries: ITB Syndrome.

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IT Band Series | Part 1: Identifying & Defining
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
September 05, 2019

In part one of this multi-part blog series, Dr. Jeff Moreno breaks down the symptoms and causes of one of the most common running injuries: ITB Syndrome.

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Welcoming France’s Arsène Guillorel
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
August 29, 2019

Former NCAA standout and rising French pro runner Arsène Guillorel joins PWR Lab's Ambassador Athlete Program to prioritize remaining injury-free, and spread awareness of preventable injuries in sport.

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Playing the Long Game
BY VANESSA FRASER
August 27, 2019

Nike’s Bowerman Track Club runner Vanessa Fraser (former Stanford great) demonstrates the maturity of athletes many years her senior. Vanessa attributes much of her success to a perspective focused on the ‘Long Game’, which was instilled in her at a young age by a number of coaches and mentors, including PWR Lab co-founder and physical therapist Jeff Moreno.

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Welcoming Team USA's Rachel Schneider
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
August 15, 2019

USA World Championship team member Rachel Schneider joins PWR Lab's Ambassador Athlete Program to prioritize remaining injury-free, and spread awareness of preventable injuries in sport.

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PWR Lab Officially Compatible With Polar Flow
BY ADAM NASH
August 12, 2019

PWR Lab expands device compatibility by enabling the linking and auto-syncing of data from the Polar Flow app, officially becoming compatible with high quality Polar GPS devices.

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Welcoming Olympian Sam McEntee
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
August 08, 2019

Australian Olympian & World Championship team member Sam McEntee joins PWR Lab's Ambassador Athlete Program to prioritize remaining injury-free, and spread awareness of preventable injuries in sport.

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Learning from Katie Zaferes, World's #1 Ranked Triathlete
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
July 25, 2019

PWR Lab’s Dr. Jeff Moreno shares lessons learned from working with ITU's #1 World Ranked (Olympic Distance) Triathlete Katie Zaferes to help her achieve greater consistency.

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Conventional Wisdom, Conventional Injuries
BY MEGAN ECKERT
July 16, 2019

Up-and-coming distance runner Megan Eckert shares her story of training for her first 40+ mile run, highlighting the pitfalls of today's conventional wisdom in distance running, the injuries that commonly arise as a result, and the future PWR Lab is striving to create.

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What is 'Unloading'?
BY JEN VROOMEN
July 11, 2019

Reducing training load can be a well-informed strategy or an unintentional disaster - learn what Unloading is, the different forms it takes, and the contexts in which Unloading is advantageous.

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PWR Lab Launches Ambassador Athlete Program
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
June 28, 2019

PWR Lab launches an official Ambassador Athlete Program to connect passionate and intentional athletes to PWR Lab’s brand, mission, and continued development as an athlete-centric company.

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GPS Watches: Tools For Injury Prevention?
BY ADAM NASH
June 17, 2019

In a world where injury rates due to overtraining are astronomical, GPS watches collect an incredible amount of high-quality data, capable of reducing injury risk: if you can extract the useful takeaways.

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PWR Lab’s New ‘Massive’ Partnership
BY ADAM NASH
June 11, 2019

PWR Lab partners with Midstate Massive Ultra Trail to provide race participants with training tips and stats leading up to race day, and an overview report to summarize the race after completion.

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PWR Lab’s Data-Driven Physical Therapy Goes Live
BY DR. JEFF MORENO
June 04, 2019

Co-founder Dr. Jeff Moreno announces new clinical service offering, launched to drive the adoption of PWR Lab and data-informed training decisions in a hands-on fashion, hosted by Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness.

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PWR Lab Officially Compatible With Suunto App
BY ADAM NASH
May 20, 2019

PWR Lab expands device compatibility by enabling the linking and auto-syncing of data from the newest Suunto app, officially becoming ‘Suunto Compatible’ and supporting all Suunto GPS watches, old and new.

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