THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION GETS IT: RUN SMART, STAY HEALTHY

     A recent article in the Florida Times-Union explained how high mileage can lead to injuries that sideline runners and cause long-term problems.  According to the article, “[c]ross-training with cycling, swimming or weights can help avoid injury. ‘It’s actually tricking the body. That might be a way of resting, rather than taking a lot of time off,’ said [Nigel] Sparks, the 1992 Big Ten soccer player of the year at Penn State” [and an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s Bone and Joint Center at Emerson].
     The key is to avoid these injuries though creative, purposeful training, as described in Smart Marathon Training.
     Read more at http://jacksonville.com/sports/local-sports/local-running/2012-03-03/story/runners-which-bigger-speed-bump-age-or-mileage#ixzz1oYmUiMSV

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High mileage can lead to overuse injuries, but neither doctor deters runners from training and competing often, if they do it smartly.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/sports/local-sports/local-running/2012-03-03/story/runners-which-bigger-speed-bump-age-or-mileage#ixzz1oYlNl3uj

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About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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