Sunday, June 24, 2012

Half Marathon Program Starts Off Strong!

This morning we welcomed returning and new runners to our popular Half Marathon Training Program.  We are excited to help 30 runners, including several from Girls on the Run's SoleMates Program, achieve their mutual goal of finishing a half marathon this fall.

After a program introduction and 7-mile run along the Millennium Trail (including the love-it-but-hate-it "Tower Oaks Hill"), we were joined by Rachel Miller of ProAction Physical Therapy for a primer on the importance of core and hip strength to healthy, injury-free running.  We consider Rachel to be a top expert in running biomechanics and were honored to have her work with our runners for a hands-on demonstration of the proper way to engage key muscles while performing strengthening exercises.   

We are looking forward to getting to know all of our runners over the coming months and to working with them one-on-one in addition to within the group runs to help them Run Farther & Faster (and stronger)!

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