All posts by Joe Uhan

Joe Uhan

is a physical therapist, coach, and ultrarunner in Eugene, Oregon. He is a Minnesota native and has been a competitive runner for over 20 years. He has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and is a USATF Level II Certified Coach. Joe ran his first ultra at Autumn Leaves 50 Mile in October 2010, was 4th place at the 2015 USATF 100K Trail Championships (and 3rd in 2012), second at the 2014 Waldo 100K, and finished M9 at the 2012 Western States 100. Joe owns and operates Uhan Performance Physiotherapy in Eugene, Oregon, and offers online coaching and running analysis at uhanperformance.com.

Western States-Specific Training Runs
Western States-Specific Training Runs
on April 10, 2018
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A list of specific training runs on the Western States 100 course.


Look Fast, Feel Fast: Stride Optimization For The Long Run
Look Fast, Feel Fast: Stride Optimization For The Long Run
on March 13, 2018
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How to increase stride efficiency through visualization and practice.


Five Spring-Training Workouts For The Summer Majors
Five Spring-Training Workouts For The Summer Majors
on February 13, 2018
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Five early season workouts for runners training for long summer ultramarathons.


Pain Management in Three Steps: Mechanism, Trajectory, and Action
Pain Management in Three Steps: Mechanism, Trajectory, and Action
on January 9, 2018
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Three steps for pain management in orthopedic issues and ultramarathon racing.


Painting Bridges: Chemical Stress In A Running Injury
Painting Bridges: Chemical Stress In A Running Injury
on December 12, 2017
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Joe Uhan writes about the role of chemical stress in running injuries.


The Two Questions: Needs and Motivations Affecting Running Health and Success
The Two Questions: Needs and Motivations Affecting Running Health and Success
on November 14, 2017
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Joe Uhan writes about psychologically healthy approaches to trail and ultrarunning.


The Diagonal Chop Exercise For Deep Abdominal Activation
The Diagonal Chop Exercise For Deep Abdominal Activation
on October 10, 2017
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An introduction to the Diagonal Chop, an exercise intended to activate the deep abdominal muscles.


Seven Stride Cues To Increase Trail And Ultra Running Efficiency
Seven Stride Cues To Increase Trail And Ultra Running Efficiency
on September 12, 2017
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Joe Uhan’s seven cues for increasing your trail and ultra running efficiency.


Six Signs That Your Running Injury Is Nerve Pain
Six Signs That Your Running Injury Is Nerve Pain
on August 8, 2017
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Joe Uhan writes about nerve pain as a running injury.


Performance Mobility, Part 5: Trunk Extension
Performance Mobility, Part 5: Trunk Extension
on July 20, 2017
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Joe Uhan discusses trunk-extension mobility for endurance running.