Summer is almost here, and many of us are heading out to hit the pavement or trails with one last ditch effort to run off that winter weight and enjoy the glorious weather.

We’ve worked with our client OrthoCarolina to compile this post with everything you need to get your summer running started including information on:

  • Starting with a run-walk approach
  • Focusing on easy running and aerobic endurance
  • Deciding if you want to try a race


OrthoCarolina’s Running Page gives you all the guidelines to make sure you choose the best running shoe.

Things to consider:

  • Foot type
  • posture
  • natural bony alignment
  • running style¬†
  • running goals

Read more here and make the right choice.



Now that those shoes are on tight…get registered and you’re off.

Here’s an all-inclusive Charlotte (and surrounding) area race calendar:

Finally, as you plan out your summer of run-fun, you might be planning on setting goals to increase your mileage.

Here are some tips and guidance from an OrthoCarolina Physical Therapist on how to do it safely.