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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Kristina Pattison

A Run Wild Missoula member since 2009, Kristina began running in her 20’s when it was imperative if she wanted to keep up with the guys as a wildland firefighter, a hotshot, and later, a smokejumper.   Fast forward to today and it’s no longer a requirement, but rather her passion to run mountains and trails. […]

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Is Your Core Really Weak?

By Angela Listug-Vap, DPT, FAAOMPT Alpine Physical Therapy http://www.alpineptmissoula.com/ I recently taught an inner core class to a group of Physical Therapists. There were so many great questions and one in particular brought up a lot of ideas in my own head about our beliefs surrounding ‘core strength’. Here’s the scenario: a marathon runner experiences […]

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Alpine Physical Therapy: It Is All About Balance

Ok, maybe not all about balance but a good component of running is. As I was out running at Blue Mountain the other day I caught my toe on rock, stumbled a bit but luckily, did not fall (it would have been a downhill tumble). I thanked my good luck that I caught myself and, […]

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Alpine Physical Therapy: To Stay Injury Free, Stay Balanced

May is the month things start to ramp up. Race season is not right around the corner, it’s here. The Missoula Mile is on Sunday May 31. This is a great race to kick out the kinks and see where you’re lining up with your speed work. Not to mention a great fundraiser for local […]

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Boston Marathon

Dear Tim Mosbacher, I will need to get a refund from our Boston  training class. I remember in the fine print that you guaranteed to improve one’s time by at least a minute. I improved by 7 seconds. 7 lousy seconds. Had I stopped to kiss 1 (or more)  Wellesley girls my time would have […]

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Alpine Physical Therapy – Strengthening

As the days start to get longer and warmer more of us will start to migrate away from our indoor gym workouts and flock to the hills and trails for our workouts. We can run hills, do our speed work, tempo runs and distance runs on the fresh spring trails; the things we have waited […]

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Alpine Physical Therapy: Stability Exercises

This has been a pretty amazing February with the sunny weather. We have (jealously) been watching runners cruise past our windows at Alpine downtown, in light winter clothing to just t-shirts and shorts! It really makes us look forward to the upcoming months seeing so many people out already. This month Jamie and I have […]

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Courage to Start: Teresa Gabriel

Run Wild Missoula members can nominate peers who have overcome adversity to begin or maintain a running habit. Nominees receive the Courage to Start award, named after a book by John “The Penguin” Bingham. This month’s nominee is Teresa McKinney Gabriel. Teresa began running two years ago, when her husband Rod said she might enjoy […]

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