Healthy Runner Podcast

Healthy Runner Podcast

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!


May 25, 2023 84 mins

Are you ready to take on the ultimate challenge of running a marathon? 

Planning to train for it but confused about which training plan to choose? With so many options out there, it can get overwhelming to decide which one is the perfect fit for you. 


Well, worry not! In this video, we'll take you through a step-by-step guide on how to choose the right marathon training plan that suits your ...

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Download] How to Grow as a Runner (6 Steps)


The running related questions you submitted regarding injuries, recovery, strength training, and running that you wanted to know more about are answered! 


We cover all of this and more in this episode!


- Massage guns and when to use them 

- How to manage niggles and prevent them from progressing to full blown injurie...

Struggling to run up hills or want to learn more about how you can add hill training for running into your next training cycle?


Do you want to get stronger for running uphill or are wondering what muscles you should strengthen for hill training?


Elisabeth Scott is marathoner, coach, answer seeker, and owner of Running Explained and host of the Running Explained Podcast.  Elisabeth and I ch...

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[Download] How to Grow as a Runner 6-Step Framework


Want to unlock your greatest potential as a runner? 


It is quite simple…learn how to master the easy run!


In this episode, coach LaToya Felton from our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team provides you with a master class on the single most important run you need to implement into your training on ...

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Struggling to stay mentally strong during your race?  Do you want to leverage your mental tools in your toolbox to maintain a strong mind during your training so you can execute the perfect race day strategy?


Chris McClung is a 2:45 marathoner, running coach, co-owner of Rogue Running and host of the Running Rogue podcast.  Chris and I chat about mantras and mental tips for your best race day yet!  We ge...

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[Download] How to Become a Runner without Shin Splints


Got shin splints?  Here’s how to beat them!

Are you frustrated that every time you try to run faster or run longer you get tightness or pain in your shin?

Would you like to learn the best shin splint exercises to relieve anterior shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome in runners?


Maybe you ...

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Strength training is one of the most important ingredients in growing as a runner and is also one of the most misunderstood and inconsistent forms of training for many runners.


Jason Fitzgerald is a running coach, founder of the strength running podcast, website, and YouTube channel.  Jason and I chat about all things strength training and define why it should look different than your average bootcamp st...

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[Download] How to Strengthen Your Hips Instructional Video


Have you heard that strength training is good for runners, but you don’t know where to start?  Do you want to get stronger hips but you get confused with the hundreds of exercises you hear about?

Maybe you learned some hip exercises before in physical therapy but you felt like they didn’t do anything so you started doing some gym-bas...

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March 30, 2023 49 mins


[Download] How to Grow as a Runner 6-Step Framework


Wondering which food is best for running or what foods will make you a faster runner?


In this episode, coach Brooke, RDN from Intentful Nutrition and our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team provides valuable need to know information when it comes to our nutrition as runners.


We cover ...

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March 24, 2023 76 mins

Runners must plan and have strategies in place for general running safety, weather, terrain, night time, and female specific safety considerations while getting in those mental clearing miles.


In this episode, coach Cat from our Spark Healthy Runner coaching team provides valuable actionable (running safety 101) tips that all runners c...

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Base training is the most critical time period during your training to build a solid foundation for your running so you can run a fast and healthy half marathon or marathon!


It may not be the most exciting part of your training and it is commonly not a focus for most runners but nailing this key ingredient in your training wi...

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Happy 3 years to the podcast!  If you have been an avid listener…Thank You for your support!


Do you want to learn how to get in those stress relieving miles so you can continue to challenge yourself without having to stop running with an injury?


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Plantar Fasciitis can be frustrating for all types of runners.  Nicole is one of those runners who got foot pain after recovering from a knee injury when she attempted to run a 5k and then walk around the city of Chicago while on a vacation with her family. 

Like many runners, this was not Nicole’s first-time suffering from foot pain.  This was the 4th episode since she started running later...

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February 23, 2023 75 mins

[Download] How to Grow as a Runner 6-Step Framework


It doesn’t matter if you are training for a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon, the long run is a key ingredient to getting faster and stronger as a runner so you can run longer!


In this deep dive training, coach Whitney LaCombe from our Healthy Runner coaching team, explains exactly how to execute the perfect long run to im...

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Want to relieve your foot pain when running?  Have you tried to rest, ice, and stopped running but every time you try to increase your mileage again your pain just comes back?


Trying to get over plantar fasciitis as a runner can be overwhelming.

I have a 5-step plan on how to get over plantar fasciitis as a runner and keep it that way so you can optimize your running for longevity.

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Have you thought about dipping your toe into trail running but you just don’t know where to start?


Do you want to see if trail running could be a nice compliment to what you are already doing as a runner?


Kim Senechal is back on the show and she is going to provide you with 10 tips to go from road to trails in this trail running for beginners training!


Kim is an...

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Are you a runner who is constantly in the injury cycle and you want to learn how to stay healthy as a runner?


The key to preventing running injuries is understanding the science behind implementing proper load management principles into your training!

Our guest is Brodie Sharpe, a ph...

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Do you get more motivated to get out the door and go for a run if there is a goal on the horizon?  Do you struggle setting appropriate running goals for yourself?


Coach Carolyn Coffin is back on the show and she is going to help you set your yearly goals as well as help you avoid the top 5 running goal mistakes!  



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Trying to grow as a runner is overwhelming


If you don’t have a plan…


Your running gets slower or (worse) leads to injury


You waste time chasing fads


You guess instead of following a process

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Should you tackle your first marathon this year?  Are you worried that you won’t be able to do marathon training without feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or that you will miss family time?


In this episode, Rachel (previous podcast guest from episode 66), shares why a structured but flexible plan that she received made her marathon dreams a reality not only sur...

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