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By Dr. Steve Smith, Pacers Founder and Team Doc Abdominal strength has a real and immediate effect on your running gait, and the faster you go, the more your abdominal muscles participate in your gait. Many running injuries can be traced back to weak core muscles that result in poor running biomechanics. If you are looking… more
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Attention, Pacers! We are excited to present the 2017-2018 Race Calendar. We know there are many, many amazing races out there—and we encourage you to run the ones you feel super stoked about—but as a club we can only support so many. The races on the calendar will have training programs, Pasadena Pacer support onsite, and… more
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By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc The Pasadena Pacers continues to be the go-to place to run, train, and make friends! We just signed a partnership agreement with the Conqur Endurance Group, the folks behind the Pasadena Half Marathon and the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, that will further propel our… more
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We get you to the start. We cheer for you at the finish. Training for the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon has begun! (But, it’s not too late to join!) Some things to know about the Pasadena Pacer Marathon Training Program: We are an official training partner of the Los Angeles Marathon. Yep, we’re certified and bonafide as… more
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By Dr. Steve Smith, Pasadena Pacer Founder and Team Doc We live in southern California where hot days are a fact of life. As such, it’s important we discuss some tips to keep you safe, healthy, and running. Run Early. If you are going long, go early. If you are training for a marathon and… more
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By Dr. Steve Smith “I have a pain in my knee, what should I do?” I overheard a runner ask his friend last week. I listened, mostly to see what kind of advice would be given, thinking the friend might be a physical therapist or a doctor. This could be good; I might pick up… more