Runners Performance


Carl Loera, PT, DPT

Carl Loera, PT, DPT, a Physical Therapist with a background in injury prevention and rehabilitation of runners and athletes, is an avid long time runner, athlete and running coach who holds certifications with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and the USA Track and Field Association (USATF).

USATF and RRCA coach Carl Loera has developed custom running training programs that focus on endurance, strength, speed, flexibility, and coordination to help you run your best.

Learning about injury prevention, he understands you must start easily and not at a high intensity on your first few weeks of running. Carl will set up the right running program for you, no matter the level or experience you are currently at. He understands it is a building program, that each week and training session will get you one step closer to your goals.



  • Certified Running Coach, RRCA
  • Certified Running Coach, USATF
  • Special Certification in Middle and Long distance running, USATF
  • Special Certification in Cross Country Training, USATF
  • Volunteer Coach through the local USATF track team “Tri-City Thunder”
  • Volunteer Coach for Cross Country at Pasco High School, Pasco
Training Focus

  • Runners at any fitness and experience level (Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced)
  • Bio-Mechanics
  • Injury Prevention
  • Running Form
  • Strengthening
  • Conditioning Programs
  • Running Analysis
  • Video Analysis
  • Orthotics
  • Injury Assessment


Runner Resources

Karim El Hayani, catching up with his dreams article

Karim has always been a sports enthusiast, even as a child. Now, he practices running to live his quest for freedom to the fullest; where physical effort goes hand in hand with personal development.

The Running Clinic website

The Running Clinic is an organization providing continuing education to health professionals that has grown to become a global reference in the prevention of running injuries.

Is chocolate milk key to recovery? article

“Over the past years, chocolate milk has earned a place of choice among sportsmen and athletes by becoming the quintessential recovery drink…”

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