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Category: Running

Jul 15, 2020

Runners, Cyclists, Hikers: Remember to Hydrate.

Dehydration is a major cause of fatigue, loss of coordination, and muscle cramping leading to poor performance.

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Oct 29, 2018

Tips for Running in the Rain

Regardless of your source, it is fair to say that this summer has been one of the wettest in recent memory. According to The Weather Channel, NEPA has received 36.85 inches of rain as of August 15th exceeding the previous record set in 1945. Runners, walkers, cyclists, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts have learned to […]

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Oct 8, 2018

Steamtown Marathon Recovery

Congratulations to the close to more than 2,000 runners who finished the 23rd Annual Steamtown Marathon yesterday. Most, if not all of you, are waking up this morning with a little less jump in your step than you had yesterday. Runners, by nature, are very active (often hyperactive) people who may have difficulty sitting and […]

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Sep 10, 2018

Compression socks for runners

 HEALTH AND EXERCISE FORUM, By: Dr. Paul J. Mackarey  Compression Socks for Runners – Wear After The Race! Jury Out on Value for Running Performance – But New Research Suggests Socks May Prevent Post Race Bloot Clots --One month to go until the Steamtown Marathon! The 23rd Annual Steamtown Marathon will be held on Sunday […]

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Jul 9, 2018

Hit the trails and beat the heat

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” -Robert Frost The purpose of this column is to present an alternative to traditional running that will allow training on more interesting and less stressful surfaces such as those […]

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Oct 9, 2017

Compression socks for runners are important for recovery

Congratulations to the dedicated runners and organizers of yesterdays 22nd Annual Steamtown Marathon. The 26.2 mile event, beginning in Forest City and ending in downtown Scranton, is a spectacular event. By my view, the event represents everything that makes NEPA special: hardworking, unselfish organizers, appreciative and enthusiastic supporters, beautiful landscape and fall foliage. Many runners […]

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May 22, 2017

Walking a marathon to survive and thrive: Part 2 of 2

Walking a Marathon – to Survive and Thrive! Part 2 of 2 Author: Karen Arscott, DO Dr. Arscott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at GCSOM. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with D.O and is board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine and I am Chair of the Northeast Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition. I […]

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May 8, 2017

Walking a marathon to survive and thrive: Part 1 of 2

Walking a Marathon – to Survive and Thrive! Part 1 of 2 Author: Karen Arscott, DO  Dr. Arscott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at GCSOM. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with D.O and is board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine and I am Chair of the Northeast Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition. I am Co-Chair […]

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Oct 10, 2016

Compression Socks for Runners may prevent post-race blood clots

Compression Socks for Runners – Wear After The Race! Jury Out on Value for Running Performance, But New Research Suggests Socks May Prevent Post Race Blood Clots Congratulations to the participants of the 21st Annual Steamtown Marathon! Completing the long and arduous 26.2 mile journey is not an easy task. In fact, the mechanical and physiological toll […]

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Jul 11, 2016

Long Distance Running May Not Accelerate Knee Joint Arthritis

It is the time of year when many runners will ramp up their training for the Steamtown Marathon to be held in October. As you increase your mileage in preparation for the marathon you probably have noticed some difficulty walking down the steps for your morning coffee the next morning. The stiffness in your joints, […]

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