Tony Van Dorston

Tony has been a runner for over three decades, competing in cross country and track in high school and college, and road races for various clubs. He's served as team captain for several Corporate Challenge teams at YMCA of the USA, and has informally coached many friends over the years.


Running Can Improve Working Memory

One of the hardest things about getting back into running regularly after injury, illness or just slacking off, is having the patience for not getting the benefits of getting back in shape right away. However, a recent study has shown there are some immediate benefits to even a short 30 minute workout. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, working memory, short workouts, lunch time runs

Running Form, Rollers and Anticipation for the Chicago Marathon

While people like biomechanist Benno Nigg of the University of Calgary's Human Performance Laboratory have been debunking the myth that heel striking is the cause of all injuries, citing the fact that even a portion of the top 25 marathoners in the world are heel strikers, there continues to be controversy.  more

Tags: This Week in Runners,  Y,  YMCA,  Running,  heel striking, foam rollers, Amy Hastings, Bobby Curtis, Chicago Marathon, mile repeats

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