Workshop: Running for Life: Strategies to Help You Stay Healthy, Avoid Injuries, and Run Strong

On August 4th, Peter Larson PhD and I will be holding a workshop called “Running for Life: Strategies to Help You Stay Healthy, Avoid Injuries, and Run Strong” at NHTI in Concord.  The workshop will be from 8:30am to 12:00pm and will include lectures by both Pete and I.  There will also be a gait analysis workshop.  The event is co-hosted by the NHTI Cross Country Team and cost to attend the workshop will be $40 per participant (free for current NHTI students).

Topics to be covered include:

By Pete Larson

– Why We Should Run

– Running Injuries: Why They Happen

– Choosing a Running Shoe

– Running Form: Foot Strike and Stride

By Brett Coapland

– Muscle Imbalances: How They Contribute to Injury and Performance

– Strength Training to Improve Running Economy

– Common Running Injuries: What to Do When They Occur

– Recovery Strategies for Optimal Running Performance

Group Activities

– Gait Analysis workshop for 2-3 volunteers via treadmill

– Optional high speed filming of running stride after workshop is over

I am humbled and privileged to be presenting with Pete.  He is an associate professor at Saint Anselm College where he teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Science, and Comparative Anatomy.  Pete is a Boston-qualifying marathon runner, having completed eight marathons and a 50k ultra in the past 5 years.  He is the author of the website, and co-author of a new book on running titled “Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running”.  Pete has also been interviewed by or profiled in the following publications: New York Times Magazine, Runner’s World, Running TImes, Competitor, Triathlete, Men’s Health, and SELF.

Please press here if you are interested in registering for the event.

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