Post-race reflections

Congratulations to everyone that toed the line this past weekend at Chicago or Twin Cities or any other race. Often, just making it to the starting line of a marathon can be a challenge. Many of you enjoyed PR’s. Congratulations! You worked hard and your work paid...

Running and Stress

There are many forms of stress in our lives as runners. Of course, we have the stress we place on our bodies when we run. But there are many other types of stress we need to account for to maximize our running potential. Here are some tips on how to properly account...

Letter from Mark Johnson, founder of PRG

RUN | TRAIN | BELONG Community. It’s the heart of my vision for Performance Running. You’ve seen our tagline – Run | Train | Belong. Here is what that means to me: Run: Yes, we have awesome treadmills that are great to use during our cold, snowy, dark winter months....

Single Leg Box Squats

https://www.performancerungym.com/wp-content/uploads/Single_leg_Box.mp4 Here is a video showing you the single leg box squat. This is a great exercise to help you develop better balance and build glute and quad strength needed for running. Start this exercise using...

Strength Training Myths for Runners

I know there are many runners out there that are afraid of “bulking up” from weight lifting or adding extra weight that will slow them down. Here is some information that I hope will answer questions you might have about this topic. “Won’t adding more muscle just slow...

Why I Love to Run

When I was younger, I never considered myself much of an athlete. If you would have told me then I would run a 100 mile race, I would have thought there was no way! As a teenager, I biked a lot and played golf. Probably my greatest athletic feat was my ability to...

Dream Becomes Reality

The last month has been a blur: Up most days so I can be at the gym by 5 a.m. because I’m so excited to see the community grow, and I want to make sure everyone feels welcome and comfortable. I have been overwhelmed by the response from the running community to...