Marathon: Injury Clinic

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By Sina Uipi

I’ve missed out on the past few weeks of training, but I’m so proud of my fellow team members for continuing to build up their miles and completing a 10k.  It was good to finally be back this past weekend because we had an injury prevention clinic hosted by our substitute coach, Coach Christie.  I was eager to attend because I was concerned about some pain in my feet I had a couple weeks ago after breaking in my new running shoes. But Coach Christie answered a lot of questions and I felt relieved after hearing her speak on common injuries that can occur while training for a marathon. The importance of healthy nutrition couldn’t have been stressed enough, and I definitely needed that reminder, especially eating before and after a run. We also learned about the importance of strength training, which is beginning to make a lot more sense to me now that we’ve begun doing it as our midweek training. I can already feel a difference in flexibility as a result of the strength training, and it pushes me to get my miles in during the week as well. This marathon training is something brand new for me, even though I come from an athletic family, running was never our main sport. But I am so grateful for this challenge and the team behind it to make sure we cross that finish line!

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