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Best Running Surfaces: Pros, Cons, and Tips for Every Runner

Running is a versatile and accessible exercise for people of all fitness levels. Here in Knoxville, we have a large variety of options when it comes to running terrain.  Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a casual runner, the surface you choose to run on can significantly impact your training experience. This blog post will …

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How to Prevent Injuries for Runners, Cyclists, & Triathletes

At Quest Health and Performance, we know how much dedication and passion endurance athletes bring to their training. We believe staying injury-free is achievable and essential for unlocking your full potential. In this blog post, we’ll share valuable injury-prevention tips for endurance athletes. These tips will help you achieve peak performance while keeping your body …

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Dive In: Swimming’s Surprising Benefits for Non-Triathletes

In the world of endurance sports, runners and cyclists often take center stage. However, there’s an endurance titan that often goes unnoticed—swimming. While traditionally only utilized by pure swimmers and triathletes, swimming can be a game-changer for all endurance athletes. In this blog post, we’ll explore the unique advantages of swimming for endurance and highlight …

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Unlock Peak Performance with Periodization Training

Endurance athletes, whether they’re runners, cyclists, or triathletes, constantly seek ways to enhance their performance and achieve peak results.  At Quest Health and Performance in Knoxville, TN, because we are Doctors of Physical Therapy and endurance coaches we specialize in providing the framework for those results. (Check out our Sports Performance services, including coaching, here.)  …

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Your Post-Marathon Race Recovery Guide

The First 48: A Guide to Post-Marathon Race Recovery in the crucial 2 days after race day    Completing a marathon is a remarkable achievement that requires months of dedicated training and mental resilience. However, the journey doesn’t end at the finish line; in fact, it’s just the beginning of another crucial phase – recovery. …

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Master the Taper: Strategies for Peak Marathon Performance

Master the Taper: Strategies for Peak Marathon Performance   As marathon day approaches for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, seasoned runners understand the importance of tapering – a strategic reduction in training intensity and volume to allow the body to recover fully and reach peak performance on race day.  Studies have shown that a proper …

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SMART Goals for Endurance Athletes

SMART Goals for Endurance Athletes   Late in the offseason is the perfect time to be thinking about goal setting for the upcoming race season.  Endurance athletes, whether they’re runners, cyclists, swimmers, or triathletes, understand the importance of setting clear and attainable goals. However, not all goals are created equal. To maximize performance and achieve …

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Embrace the Chill: Cold Weather Running in Knoxville, TN

As winter blankets Knoxville this week, with its snow and very chilly embrace, dedicated runners tend to hang up their sneakers. At Quest Health and Performance, we are here to let you know this does not have to be the case! Cold weather running can be invigorating and refreshing, provided you’re equipped with the right …

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