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Nicole is offering 25% off running analysis + corrective exercise programming for all CrossFit Sanitas members through the month of March. Book online or at front desk.

Curious if you’re running with good form or running your way in to an injury? Now’s your chance to find out from the expert… Nicole Haas, PT, DPT, OCS is nationally recognized as an expert in running analysis and injury prevention.

How Should You Run?

Any runner who has tried to search the web for the solution to an injury, or for tactics to prevent an injury, knows that an abundance of information exists. The internet is rife with recommendations on which exercises you should do, which running pattern is correct, and which shoe you should wear. Problem solved… right? One of the most challenging issues with preventing injury for runners is sorting through what evidence is based on scientific research, versus what is simply a convincing personal anecdote. Even once you are able to sort through the information, trying to determine what recommendations actually apply to you becomes the next hurdle.

There are many components to running without injury while ensuring your body has the tools to run effectively and efficiently. Proper strength, mobility, and balance all play a part as your foot hits the ground, and then pushes back off again when running. The dynamic nature of these components is a key reason a run analysis can determine whether your body’s tools are able to meet your body’s needs while running.

How Can I Fix My Running Form?

As a physical therapist, I am often asked which running techniques are best and which are correlated with injuries. Many runners struggle with injuries – or hope to prevent them. They’ve read the latest articles and often trade recommendations with other runners. They’re seeking advice and hope that changing their shoes or the way their foot strikes the ground might get rid of, or prevent, that aching hip or knee or ankle. They also hope these changes can help them run faster and longer, too.

My advice, as someone who has spent time in the biomechanical research lab and who has evaluated runners for over a decade, always comes down to “it depends.” It depends on each runner’s alignment, the strength of their muscle groups, their mobility of moving parts used in running, their balance while in motion, their choice in footwear (or foregoing shoes altogether)… and it depends on what happens when they put it altogether and start placing one foot in front of another while running. Undergoing a run analysis is key to determining what challenges a runner’s body might have. It is a tool that can determine whether a runner is predisposed to injuries such as knee pain, hip pain, stress fractures, or many of the challenges that runners often face.

Running analysis is a systematic method for determining whether or not your movement patterns are correlated with known evidence for injury, and whether you demonstrate any mechanics that predispose you to injury. Run analysis and biomechanical assessments can determine whether a runner’s choice of technique is compatible with the ability to apply it. It can determine the strengths, weaknesses, and mechanical challenges involved in allowing running to be more efficient, more enjoyable, and most importantly, injury and pain-free.

Book Online or at Front Desk (25% off for CrossFit Sanitas members through March)

Nicole Haas, PT, DPT, OCS is nationally recognized as an expert in running analysis and injury prevention. Dr. Haas teaches the running analysis and injury prevention course for the University of Colorado Physical Therapy program, and teaches evidence and clinically based approach to treatment of runners to practicing physical therapists nationwide. 

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Boulder’s CrossFit Tuff Love Final Standings

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Here are the final standings:

Overall Grace XXL Chipper Speed Dating Floater
PRO Teams Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
Backcountry 1 387 1 100.0 2 87.1 1 100.0 1 100.0
OmniaNation 2 361 2 87.1 1 100.0 2 87.1 2 87.1
Tight Butts & Sweaty Nuts 3 228 5 55.8 3 75.5 3 75.5 10 21.3
LoveBUG 4 209 4 65.1 10 21.3 6 47.3 3 75.5
Team 307 5 207 3 75.5 4 65.1 8 32.9 8 32.9
Buns & Guns 6 168 7 39.8 13 7.9 4 65.1 5 55.8
Dino Duo 7 166 12 11.9 5 55.8 8 32.9 4 65.1
Team Swollfax 8 148 9 26.8 9 26.8 6 47.3 6 47.3
Kippin’ it Real 9 148 6 47.3 7 39.8 10 21.3 7 39.8
Thanks for not… 10 102 10 21.3 6 47.3 12 11.9 10 21.3
M as in Mancy 11 92 8 32.9 11 16.3 11 16.3 9 26.8
One more rep than E&K 12 76 13 7.9 12 11.9 5 55.8 15 1.0
Backcountry One Love 13 50 15 1.0 8 32.9 13 7.9 13 7.9
The open division was full 14 40 11 16.3 13 7.9 14 4.2 12 11.9
We need some really big rings 15 14 14 4.2 15 1.0 15 1.0 13 7.9
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Overall Grace XXL Chipper Speed Dating Floater
OPEN Teams Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
Power Snatch Kids 1 361 2 96.7 3 93.4 5 87.1 6 84.1
Jerk and a Snatch 2 341 7 81.2 10 72.8 4 90.2 2 96.7
G.A.B. 3 309 13 65.1 6 84.1 8 78.3 7 81.2
Clean & Girth 4 307 5 87.1 1 100.0 21 47.2 10 72.8
Swolemates 5 286 1 100.0 8 78.3 16 58.0 20 49.3
Crossfit Low Oxygen 6 282 3 93.4 5 87.1 11 70.2 30 31.1
The G’s 7 273 6 84.1 7 81.2 37 20.9 5 87.1
Shake and Bake 8 271 17 55.7 14 62.7 5 87.1 13 65.1
Can we scale this one? 9 268 16 58.0 20 49.3 12 67.6 3 93.4
CFLO2 A-TEAM 10 262 20 49.3 2 96.7 8 78.3 26 37.8
Omnia Black 11 256 14 62.7 9 75.6 10 72.8 22 45.2
Jacked and Jilted 12 244 8 78.3 19 51.4 13 65.1 20 49.3
e-LEMON-ators 13 238 23 43.3 13 65.1 2 96.7 29 32.7
Balls n Dolls 14 236 10 72.8 16 58.0 29 32.7 10 72.8
Eminence 15 225 4 90.2 33 26.5 48 8.2 1 100.0
Thunder Thighs 16 220 24 41.4 37 20.9 1 100.0 16 58.0
#Omnigos 17 216 15 60.3 12 67.6 23 43.3 22 45.2
He snatched my heart 18 213 30 31.1 20 49.3 7 81.2 19 51.4
Newbie & Has-Been 19 197 37 20.9 34 25.0 16 58.0 3 93.4
Sawyer 20 197 18 53.5 11 70.2 46 10.2 14 62.7
2 Blonde 2 Lift 21 187 12 67.6 25 39.6 19 51.4 32 28.0
Just Kipping It Real! 22 185 9 75.6 4 90.2 52 4.4 42 14.7
You clean, I jerk 23 174 54 2.7 54 2.7 3 93.4 9 75.6
Stop, Drop, and Swole 24 161 31 29.5 15 60.3 15 60.3 45 11.3
Team RodWoz 25 153 38 19.6 17 55.7 13 65.1 44 12.4
WOD Now, Beer Later 26 145 21 47.2 23 43.3 30 31.1 35 23.6
The Swolentines 27 143 11 70.2 28 34.4 40 17.1 37 20.9
Lovebirds 28 141 48 8.2 44 12.4 25 39.6 7 81.2
Team Sloan 29 141 19 51.4 39 18.3 23 43.3 32 28.0
Modig Deeper 30 137 39 18.3 29 32.7 43 13.5 10 72.8
720/Eminence 31 136 22 45.2 27 36.1 40 17.1 26 37.8
Sweet and Sour 32 134 32 28.0 22 45.2 20 49.3 45 11.3
Kettle bell and chain 33 133 26 37.8 38 19.6 26 37.8 26 37.8
We Have 7 kids 34 131 28 34.4 35 23.6 22 45.2 32 28.0
S&M 35 130 34 25.0 41 15.9 16 58.0 30 31.1
Couch Sweet Potatoes 36 124 33 26.5 18 53.5 26 37.8 50 6.3
PR’d Our Pants 37 120 44 12.4 31 29.5 36 22.2 17 55.7
Beauty and the Beast 38 117 25 39.6 51 5.3 33 26.5 22 45.2
Team Just Kipping 39 114 34 25.0 42 14.7 31 29.5 22 45.2
Tinkerbells 40 108 27 36.1 47 9.2 49 7.2 17 55.7
Love at first Jerk 41 96 43 13.5 24 41.4 40 17.1 35 23.6
Chalk Blockers 42 86 29 32.7 46 10.2 34 25.0 39 18.3
BRAT 43 85 41 15.9 30 31.1 38 19.6 39 18.3
Subzero Rx 44 83 46 10.2 32 28.0 34 25.0 38 19.6
Good-haffy 45 77 45 11.3 43 13.5 26 37.8 42 14.7
Burpees before Herpes 46 73 49 7.2 56 1.0 55 1.8 14 62.7
Team Ramrod 47 72 50 6.3 26 37.8 38 19.6 48 8.2
Hot potatoes 48 59 52 4.4 36 22.2 31 29.5 54 2.7
Rampage 49 54 51 5.3 40 17.1 43 13.5 39 18.3
Scaled as hell 50 47 36 22.2 48 8.2 51 5.3 45 11.3
TeamOnaWhim 51 38 42 14.7 52 4.4 46 10.2 48 8.2
Bootyy Shorts 52 34 47 9.2 49 7.2 45 11.3 50 6.3
The Booboo’s 53 30 40 17.1 50 6.3 54 2.7 53 3.5
Snatch Masters 54 21 53 3.5 53 3.5 49 7.2 50 6.3
Team Slow 55 18 55 1.8 45 11.3 53 3.5 55 1.8
Vicious & Delicious 56 5 56 1.0 55 1.8 56 1.0 56 1.0
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Overall Grace XXL Chipper Speed Dating Floater
MASTERS TEAMS Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
Booty and the Beast 1 358 4 68.87 1 100.00 1 100.00 2 88.64
XS Crossfit 2 312 1 100.00 7 45.31 3 78.30 2 88.64
CrossFit Evolve OGs 3 305 2 88.64 3 78.30 4 68.87 4 68.87
Beast and Beast 4 301 6 52.45 5 60.28 2 88.64 1 100.00
We’re Just Old, We’re Not Dead 5 232 7 45.31 2 88.64 6 52.45 7 45.31
Swingers and taking applications 6 204 5 60.28 4 68.87 11 22.58 6 52.45
All I Want Is 7 183 3 78.30 8 38.81 9 32.89 9 32.89
Team Thriller 8 168 10 27.49 6 52.45 5 60.28 10 27.49
CrossFit Low Oxygen Masters 9 134 9 32.89 9 32.89 7 45.31 11 22.58
The Bald and the Beautiful 10 106 14 10.29 12 18.10 8 38.81 8 38.81
tough enough 11 97 11 22.58 16 3.81 14 10.29 5 60.28
Masters of Disaster 12 77 8 38.81 14 10.29 12 18.10 14 10.29
Team Herro 13 65 16 3.81 13 14.01 9 32.89 13 14.01
Reidsters 14 63 12 18.10 10 27.49 14 10.29 15 6.90
Your Pace or Mine 15 46 15 6.90 15 6.90 13 14.01 12 18.10
Sanitas Masters 16 44 13 14.01 11 22.58 16 3.81 16 3.81
Los Bandidos 17 4 17 1.00 17 1.00 17 1.00 17 1.00

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Tuff Love 2016 is Saturday! No Classes so Come Cheer on the Athletes!

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The 3rd Annual Tuff Love Partner Competition is Saturday, February 6th from 8:00am to 4:00pm! We’ll have nearly 200 athletes, including many from CrossFit Sanitas, competing throughout the day so come cheer them on and see what the sport of CrossFit is all about! There will be no classes on Saturday. Come watch some fitness!

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Introducing Physical Therapy at Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas

Nicole offers a wide range of sport-specific rehabilitation and performance programs to help athletes improve performance, recover from and prevent injury, regardless of their game, skill level or condition. If you find that you’re having chronic trouble with the same shoulder, elbow, knee, etc. That trouble can be a signal that your musculature is either […]

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Member Spotlight: Eden & Eric Mallon

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Ages: 40 City: Boulder Jobs: Real Estate Investor / Psychology teacher Family: Lea (6), Judah (3) Hometown: Deerfield, IL / Southfield, MI How Long Have They Been CrossFitting? Eric started at Sanitas two years ago, and Eden started basecamp two weeks later. What Was Their Pre-CrossFit Fitness Regimen: Eric: Distance running – a couple of Half […]

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The 2016 CrossFit Games Open “How to Sign Up and Why”

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The CrossFit Open is only 4 weeks away. This worldwide competition allows you to benchmark your fitness relative to over 200k other CrossFitters from around the world. Last year we had more than 120 athletes participate and most of our athletes PRed their clean & jerks, got their first muscle-ups, pull-ups, handstand push-ups, double unders, etc. This […]

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Two Podium Finishes at Colorado Springs FrostFit Team Comp!

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Coaches Dwight & Michael and Elisa & Stacey teamed up this weekend for a partner competition at CrossFit SoCo in Colorado Springs. After all the partner dead lifts, turkish get-ups, clean & jerk PRs and partner thrusters with a punching bag, both teams ended up in second place and taking home some cash to Boulder! CrossFit Sanitas […]

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*NEW* 7:30pm WOD Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Sanitas athletes! We’re testing out a new class for the next two weeks! Later classes have been requested so we’ve added a 7:30pm class to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday schedule through January 27th. This is a trial class for the next two weeks and if it’s popular, we’ll keep it!!

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Member Spotlight: Heather Tagg

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Heather is a Milliner (she makes women’s hats) and is originally from London. Heather has always been an athlete, but after starting at CrossFit Sanitas just over two years ago, she’s in the best shape of her life. You can find her at Sanitas pretty much any time of day. Whether it’s the 8:30a WOD, 11:30a […]

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