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Category: Running

Aug 9, 2022

PREPARING FOR THE LAST STEAMTOWN MARATHON

PREVENTION OF RUNNING INJURIES It is two months away from the 25th Steamtown Marathon. This column is dedicated to those dedicated runners preparing for the big day, Sunday, October 9, 2022. Congratulations and thank you to Bill King, founder and race director, and his band of brothers, for their tireless efforts organizing and sustaining a […]

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Jun 16, 2022

ENJOY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER...

Like many of you, I have always enjoyed the outdoors...walking, running, biking, hiking etc. However, recently, I have been more concerned about my safety, (getting older and more cautious) when doing these activities on the side of the road. Almost 15 percent of all motor vehicle injuries to people happened to those not in cars […]

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Mar 23, 2022

Good Form is Essential To Prevent Running Injuries

Spring is just around the corner so it is time for running enthusiasts to lace up their sneakers, get outside and run! Runners are addicted to running for good reason. There is nothing like it! No exercise offers so much in such little time. For example, the caloric expenditure while running is higher than for […]

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Mar 23, 2022

How to Start a Running Program This Spring!

Pre-pandemic we saw increased popularity of local races such as the Steamtown Marathon and Scranton 1/2 Marathon. With that, local interest in running was exploding and will hopefully return to normal soon. However, during the pandemic, especially when fitness centers were closed, many took seasoned and beginner runners to the streets to improve fitness and […]

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Jun 14, 2021

RUNNERS BEWARE…

OVERTRAINING CAN LEAD TO STRESS FRACTURES After enduring the challenges of a cold and snowy winter, late spring and early summer is the time of year when long distance runners ramp up their training in preparation for the some of the best half and full marathons in the fall: Steamtown, Philadelphia, New York, Marine Corps […]

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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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