the runsmart protocol injury recovery guide

Feel Great Running Again.

Run Faster, TRAIN SMARTER and Prevent injury with the Runsmart app

Learn a step-by-step system for preventing and recovering from running injuries.

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Feel Great Running Again.

WITH THE RUNSMART PROTOCOL:
A 4-STEP GUIDE TO INJURY RECOVERY AND PREVENTION

Learn a step-by-step system for preventing and recovering from running injuries.

Be sure to check your inbox over the coming days.  Physical Therapist Steve Gonser PT DPT will send you specific emails not only on how to get back on the roads— but how you can stay there.

Try RunSmart Today.

Start a two-week trial for $1 and get the RunSmart Protocol Seminar FREE ($47 value)!

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Hi, I’m Steve.

I’M A PHYSICAL THERAPIST
AND RUNNING COACH.

For the past 10+ years I’ve been helping runners train smarter, prevent injury, and run their best.

As a 6x Boston Marathon Qualifier and 2x Ironman, I know how important it is for you to run, train, and stay fit. 

I have dedicated my career to helping runners from my hometown of Buffalo, NY and across the globe access quality training that keeps them running stronger and with fewer injuries.

Get Back to Running Faster

 If you struggle with running consistently due to injury – or if you’re tired of feeling sore, stiff, and tight while running, the RunSmart App is for you.

Inside the app, get the full RunSmart Protocol for free, plus access all the training, coaching, and strength workouts to help you run and feel your best.

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Get Back to
Running Faster

If you struggle with running consistently due to injury— or if you’re tired of feeling sore, stiff, and tight while running, the RunSmart App is for you.

Inside the app, get the full RunSmart Protocol for free, plus access all the training, coaching, and strength workouts to help you run and feel your best.

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Get the RunSmart
Protocol Seminar FREE
 

For a limited time, your $1 trial to the RunSmart App includes a download link to the full RunSmart Protocol ($47 value).

Not only will you have lifetime access to the RunSmart Protocol, but with the RunSmart App you can fix imbalances that cause injury, train smarter, and feel great running with countless training and running programs designed by Physical Therapist, Steve Gonser PT DPT. 

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Get the RunSmart Protocol Seminar FREE

For a limited time, your $1 trial to the RunSmart App includes a download link to the full RunSmart Protocol seminar ($47 value).

Not only will you have lifetime access to the RunSmart Protocol, but with the RunSmart App you can fix imbalances that cause injury, train smarter, and feel great running with countless training and running programs designed by Physical Therapist, Steve Gonser PT DPT. 

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FOR A LIMITED TIME, I’LL GIVE YOU MY FULL RUNSMART PROTOCOL SEMINAR FREE WHEN YOU BECOME A RUNSMART MEMBER ($47 VALUE).

Included with the RunSmart Protocol Seminar

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step-by-step process that teaches how to go from injured, back to training and running

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Why injuries won’t heal by magically taking two-weeks off

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The truth about using heat vs. ice to help the healing process

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How to test your injury BEFORE going out for a run and injuring yourself

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When you should ignore your symptoms and when to pull back

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My 0-5 symptom scale to use during your running

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How to eliminate setbacks that cause reinjury

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With the RunSmart app, you’ll be able train smarter and run consistently with proven programs from physical therapist Steve Gonser PT DPT.

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Plus, for a limited time, your trial includes download access to the RunSmart Protocol Seminar. Download and keep Steve’s step-by-step system for preventing and recovering from injury. ($47 value!)

Included with the RunSmart App

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Fix Muscle Imbalances

Address the cause of your injuries with runner-specific movements and exercises that help you strengthen muscles, improve balance, and increase durability.

Train Smarter

Use proven training plans that helps runners limit their risk for injury while maximizing performance.

Plans are customized to your goal, pace, and distance — and can be built quickly without using a spreadsheet.

Build a custom training plan for a 5K to marathon in the NEW RunSmart App today!

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Train Smarter

Use proven training plans that helps runners limit their risk for injury while maximizing performance.

Plans are customized to your goal, pace, and distance — and can be built quickly without using a spreadsheet.

Build a custom training plan for a 5K to marathon in the NEW RunSmart App today!

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Join the Community

Surround yourself with other runners who are working towards the same goals and looking run injury-free.

Whether you’re new to running or experienced, the RunSmart community is great for help on gear, shoes, races, training, and more!

Jump in and talk to thousands of runners who are just like you and looking to have a long and healthy running career.

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Fix Imbalances

Address the cause of your injuries with runner-specific movements and exercises that help you strengthen muscles, improve balance, and increase durability.

female runner on bridge smiling

Train Smarter

Use proven training plans that helps runners limit their risk for injury while maximizing performance.

Plans are customized to your goal, pace, and distance — and can be built quickly without using a spreadsheet.

Build a custom training plan for a 5K to marathon in the NEW RunSmart App today!

female runner on bridge smiling

Join the Community

Surround yourself with other runners who are working towards the same goals and looking run injury-free.

Whether you’re new to running or experienced, the RunSmart community is great for help on gear, shoes, races, training, and more!

Jump in and talk to thousands of runners who are just like you and looking to have a long and healthy running career.

Here’s What Runners are Saying About the RunSmart App

Robin Sauter

4:02:25 Chicago Marathon, BQ, and 8 min PR!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, RunSmart!

Brian Borawski

New half PR at the Buffalo Marathon this morning. Thanks, RunSmart!

Ruth S Lee

Thank you Steve Gonser & RunSmart Online. 20 second PR & BQ @ CIM. Injury free & focused on knee drive.

Sarah Brett-Sheridan

Today I ran my first marathon, a virtual Brighton Marathon. I’d never have done as well I did do had it not been for the fantastic RunSmart training program. Can’t thank you enough Steve Gonser and Patrick O'Connor for getting me this far.  

Brenda Ingstad

Just wanted to share my accomplishments with you all! I have been training for the 25k Surf the Murph Trail run. I have NOT trained for trails but it went really well. SERIOUS KUDOS to the strength plans in RunSmart!!!

April Grayson‎

I took over 10 minutes off my previous half at the Cambridge Half.Thank you RunSmart. Your strategies have worked wonders for me. My membership, plus all the support, sharing and resources is worth it's weight in gold.

Julie Dunbar

Thank you RunSmart for giving me the skills to come out of injury and pull off a 3:50:56 at NYC with zero issues! So great to come from a PR in Chicago with no pressure and enjoy every bit of the NYC experience.

Rebecca B W

Thank you Steve! I PR'D by 7 minutes! 2:19:40!!!

Jackie Koenig

My marathon pace was 29 seconds per mile faster than my last race. I’ll be 52 in two weeks. RSO even helps us “older” folks!

Jef Greer

Had my ‘B’ race today for my (first) Half Marathon training. I hit 7’34”, even with the hills, and finished 1:10:27!! And my body feels great, thanks to Steve, Patrick and RunSmart!

Carrie Sauber Waters

6 min PR and BQ qualifying time at CIM (from my marathon in April.). Thank you Steve Gonser and RunSmart. Oh yea just turned 50!!

DAVID W.

Ran my B race, Hershey Half Marathon, today at the Sweetest Place on Earth. PR by 6.5 minutes!

Tamara Walker

So today I did a half marathon. My first in 5 years. Very thankful for this program and to Steve Gonser for providing it.The first half I was even on track for a PB!

Julie Barton

Bye bye Vegas! I'm leaving you with a PR! Thank you RunSmart!

MaryBeth King

Thank you Steve Gonser for creating the Runsmart program, I still need to fix some form issues but I had a PR thanks to you and no injuries 🙂 1hr 47 from 1 hr 56 at my first half last year!

Sara Baker

Got my BQ and PR’d by over 4 minutes! 3:23:41 in the Jack and Jill marathon out in North bend, Washington! Thank you Steve Gonser and RunSmart training for keeping me strong and helping me reach my goals!

Ready to Run Stronger, Faster,
and with Fewer Injuries?

For a limited time, We are offering the full RunSmart Protocol Injury Recovery Seminar as a free BONUS when you start a $1 two-week trial of the RunSmart App ($47 value).

Feel Great Running Again with RunSmart

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A complete strength guide to help every level of runner get stronger, fix imbalances, and improve their running.

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Instant & 24/7 access to your strength workouts through the RunSmart App.

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All workouts designed and used by Physical Therapist and 6X Boston Qualifier, Steve Gonser PT DPT.

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Zero equipment needed for most programs — which means you can fit them in from home, work, or on the road.

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Targeted workouts and exercises developed to help runners fix imbalances that cause most injuries and slower running.

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Programs are self-paced with zero pressure to keep up.

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Exercises target multiple muscle groups at once and make them more effective and time-efficient than traditional programs.

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Start Your 2-Week Trial.

Get everything you need to train smarter, run faster, and prevent injury with the RunSmart App.