5 Tips to Prevent Common Running Injuries

5 Tips to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Running has become an increasingly popular activity for exercise among people of all ages. In fact, 60 million people in the United States participate in running activities each year. People participate in running activities for numerous reasons, including improving...
Hills Training Program; FREE!

Hills Training Program; FREE!

Fuel your performance with a FREE hills training program offered by the IMT Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines University, and Fitness Sports. The best part: The program incorporates the IMT Des Moines Marathon hills into YOUR training. Join us each Thursday in September...
Are You Peeing Your Pants When You Run?

Are You Peeing Your Pants When You Run?

Do you ever get back from a run and your pants are soaked in pee because you couldn’t hold it? 💦 I don’t mean because you didn’t want to stop or didn’t have a place to stop; I mean because you couldn’t control the pelvic floor muscles and your bladder! 🫁As we increase...
Foods to Support Immunity

Foods to Support Immunity

Did you know that you are breaking down your body when you run?  It’s true, but don’t panic. This is a good thing in many ways.  You’re breaking down muscle and challenging your cardiovascular system so that you build the endurance and strength you need to complete...
Running with Calf or Heel Pain? Try Physical Therapy

Running with Calf or Heel Pain? Try Physical Therapy

Do you have heel or foot pain first thing in the morning when you get out of bed or standing up after sitting for a while? Do you have stiffness in your calves or Achilles tendons that you can’t seem to get rid of? When running at high volumes as we train, it is...