Ep 43 A Conversation With Physical Therapist and Runner, Michelle Holland

We started this episode of the Rise and Run Podcast with a brief chat about our progress in training for this fall and winter’s events, including the difficulties we’ve had staying hydrated in this hot weather.

Our guest this week, Michelle Holland, is a 9-time finisher of the Boston Marathon, a 2-time finisher of a full Ironman competition, a certified athletic trainer, a certified strength and conditioning coach, and a professional physical therapist with 35 years of experience. Michelle works with and trains athletes at the Olympic Training Centers in Lake Placid, NY and Calgary ,Canada. She specializes in Orthopedics and Sports medicine at her practice she owns with her husband, Performance Rehab in Nashua, NH.

Michelle answered a long list of questions from the gang and from our readers. We covered a variety of topics, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Common running injuries 
  • Dynamic and Static Stretching
  • Strength building
  • Recovery from long-term injury
  • The philosophy of finishing long running events

The advice Michelle provided during this episode is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical injury.  If you have questions about your own injuries please consult your doctor.

Race Report Spotlight

Justin is in the Race Report Spotlight this week to talk about the Run to Home Base 5K that finished at Fenway Park in Boston. To find out more about the Home Base organization check out homebase.org.

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