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5 Tips for Your First Marathon

Posted on by Kyle Dodge, PT, DPT, OCS

So you’ve decided to run your first marathon. A decision not taken lightly, with preparations likely well under way. You probably have many thoughts and emotions running through your head and might not be sure what to expect come race day. Whether you’re just starting out or are already well into your training, these tips will help to you prepare well and make your first marathon experience a success.

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How to Avoid Burnout During Marathon Training

Posted on by Ashley Dougvillo, PT, DPT, CMPT

We’ve all been there before. The dread of the alarm going off at 4am. Checking the weather multiple times only to see the heat index is still indeed in the 90s. Sometimes it may manifest in the form of excuses….. “I had a long day, maybe I’ll skip this run today.”

Burnout. It’s a thing.

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7 Tips for Your Half Marathon Training

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified

Spring is a great time to start training for your first, fifth or tenth half-marathon. No matter how many races you have participated in, you can always use helpful tips to make the most of your run come race day.

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Reaching the Top: Tips for Your Next Stair Climb

Posted on by Sarah Ryerson, PT, ATC, CSCS

I registered on a whim for my first Hustle Up the Hancock stair climb thinking it would be something cool and unique. However, my rationale for registering did not provide the best parameters for designing a training program.

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Running and Sweating and LEAKING…Oh My!

Posted on by Tina Christie PT, CCE, FAFS, FMR, 3DMAPS

Are you a female runner who has been preparing for a marathon? As you increase your mileage, you have likely experienced an increase in sweating. This is normal. However, if you have also experienced urinary leakage, this is NOT normal!

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Debut Marathoner: Avoiding Red Lights in Your Marathon Training

Posted on by Karen Shanahan

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Many marathon runners will experience injuries due to things such as overtraining, poor footwear and muscle imbalance. In fact, data shows that running-related injuries to the lower extremity can occur in 19.4 percent to 79.3 percent of runners each year – with marathon runners averaging 58 percent.(1,2)   

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Debut Marathoner: 3 Ways to Prevent Training Injuries

Posted on by Athletico

Training for your first marathon can be a daunting task – not only do you have to build up your stamina, but you also have to do so while keeping your body healthy enough for the next training session.

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5 Ways to Stop Knee Pain in Runners

Posted on by Ryan Domeyer PT, DPT, CMPT

Between 20 to 93 percent of runners suffer from knee pain, making it the most common lower extremity injury.When knee pain occurs, one of the treatment options is physical therapy. Physical therapists are trained to examine, diagnose and treat knee pain to help patients return to the activities they love.

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