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Runner Therapy: OTS or Overtraining Syndrome

Runner Therapy: OTS or Overtraining Syndrome

Do these symptoms sound familiar? Fatigue or general malaise Lack of interest, lack of energy Poor performance Higher than normal blood pressure and/or heart rate, especially heart rates failing to recover as well as usual Low immunity to colds/flu Difficulty concentrating/hazy feeling Overtraining syndrome is exactly what it sounds like. It is a group of […]

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Runner Therapy: Be Prepared, NYC Marathon Checklist

Runner Therapy: Be Prepared, NYC Marathon Checklist

The NYC Marathon is now in full view! Check out my list of things to prepare for now! 1. ONE well-rested athlete. Spend the rest of this week and Saturday resting. Even if you are not asleep, just being in a place of comfort, especially laying down is best, even if its just watching movies. […]

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Pre-Marathon Injury, Do’s and Don’ts

Pre-Marathon Injury, Do’s and Don’ts

Getting injured this close to the marathon is a tricky place to be. You did all this training, you were feeling great, and BAM, it hits you out of nowhere. Here are some do’s and dont’s for planning your next few weeks. 1. DON’T do speed or hill work. At a base line, just get […]

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Runner Therapy: Butt pain, the shin splint of the hip

Runner Therapy: Butt pain, the shin splint of the hip

Pain in the upper, outer quadrant of your glute? Close to your back, close to your hip…you aren’t quite sure where you hurt but it’s there. Especially on pick-ups and speed work. Could be your glute medius. The glute medius is not the big butt muscle BUT it is another broad muscle just below the […]

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Runner Therapy: Long Run Knee

Runner Therapy: Long Run Knee

Its that time of year again and famously the 20-milers have busted out all over the 5 boroughs. We are in full fall marathon swing and for most of us, this means bouts of ‘runners knee’ or what I call ‘long-run knee’. That mysterious dull ache that begins anywhere around the kneecap and can extend […]

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