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MossRehab Physical Therapist John Feeley has trained Olympic-class runners from around the world and he helped create the MossRehab Running Clinic. Here are his sure-fire tips to get you to your glory at the Broad Street Run:
1. Eat breakfast - Consume carbohydrates like oatmeal two to three hours prior to the race.
2. Stay with familiar shoes - One of the biggest mistakes people make is to wear new shoes which can cause blisters.
3. Consume carbohydrates during the Broad Street Run.
4. Keep hydrated - If time is not a factor, walking through the drink stations might be beneficial to get the appropriate fluids in you.
5. Pace yourself - Don't be tempted to go out too fast. One good rule is to run the second half slightly faster than the first.
6. Avoid skin breakdown - Use petroleum jelly on troubled areas like underarms, nipples, groin, thighs, and under the breasts.
7. Don't sit down or lay down right after the Broad Street Run - Try to keep moving immediately after you finish the marathon in order to avoid the blood pooling in your lower legs which can cause even more soreness or more serious health risks.
8. Eating afterwards - Eat protein, such as peanut butter, shortly after the Broad Street Run to help rebuild muscle.
9. Enjoy yourself.
Do you run 1,000 miles a year? Have you been running that much each year for at least two years? Join our Running Clinic, which is conducting research to test the correlation between gait and history of injury. Your running style will be digitally recorded on our state-of-the-art equipment and analyzed by Physical Therapist John Feeley and Podiatrist Ira Myers. Learn more and sign up here or meet the team in-person at the Health and Wellness Expo Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network.
The Health and Wellness Expo will be held on May 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center1101 Arch StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107Get Directions
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