Strength Training


by Nick Hald

Nick Hald is a Physical Therapist who specializes in Orthopaedics, with a focus on helping athletes recover from running related injuries. He also has a special interest in injury prevention by helping runners and other endurance athletes build resiliency through resistance training, focusing on recovery, and understanding training principles to keep them healthy and keep them performing at the highest level.

Do you want to add resistance training into your current training program? Do you have a lingering injury that is hindering your training and preventing you from competing at the level you should be? Have you ever had your running technique analyzed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Nick would love to chat with you! Contact Nick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see how working together can help keep you healthy and performing your best!



Should I work with a sport’s dietitian?

by Errin Short

A registered dietitian (RD) is a licensed medical professional that can work alongside physicians, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, and coaches.  A sport’s dietitian will consider your unique needs by diving into health history, food preferences, dietary needs and your specific training goals so you can perform optimally. Whether your goal is an ultra-marathon, BQ, achieving another PR, or to simply finish your first race, a sports RD can help! Meet Errin, our favorite sports RD J. She is a local South Dakota runner that is on a mission to debunk nutrition myths and help runners fuel their body correctly. Here are a few of the key points she can help with: 

  • Pre/Post race fueling 
  • Runner’s gut (GI upset) 
  • Fueling strategies 
  • Hydration strategies 
  • Tailored nutrition programs to training programs and schedules  
  • Chronic disease management through nutrition  
  • Weight management 

If you’re ready to take the next step or have questions, reach out to Errin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Running Coach

Benfits of balanced nutrition & strength training.

by Kyle Kranz

Coach Kyle is a running coach based out of Rapid City, South Dakota. He has qualified for Boston twice at the Sundance to Spearfish Marathon with two sub3-hour finishes. He enjoys helping runners all over the world dial in their running, nutrition, and strength training, sprinkling in some meditation and mindfulness, and bringing it all together with great accountability and motivation. He works closely and actively with the Black Hills Running Club attending and volunteering at events throughout the year. When he's not out running or coaching you'll find him in the kitchen testing out new recipes for a future cookbook, walking with his dog Banjo and wife Desi, and loving being a father of little Quincy. 

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