Runners' Health and Marathon Training

New York Road Runners Learning Series at HSS

Whether you are a recreational runner or a professional marathoner, long-distance training evokes a musculoskeletal response in the body that, if not understood and correctly managed, can increase your risk of injury.

Hospital for Special Surgery – an Orthopedic Consultant to the New York Road Runners for the ING NYC Marathon – hosted a Learning Series event to teach marathon runners what musculoskeletal responses to expect while they train, and how to prevent injury before, during, and after the marathon.

The session was led by physicians and therapists from the Sports Medicine and Sports Performance Services at HSS, many of whom are themselves avid and committed marathon runners and triathletes.

The following videos from the event will show viewers how to understand the causes of running injury, identify and avoid common mistakes, improve running form, and incorporate strength training exercises to minimize risk of injury and maximize performance. These videos are targeted to both first time and experienced marathoners.

 
 

Authors

Headshot of Jordan D. Metzl, MD
Jordan D. Metzl, MD
Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College
Headshot of Riley J. Williams III, MD
Riley J. Williams III, MD
Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair, Hospital for Special Surgery
Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Headshot of Brian C. Halpern, MD
Brian C. Halpern, MD
Chief of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Headshot of Polly de Mille RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS, USAT
Polly de Mille RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS, USAT
Rehabilitation Department, Hospital for Special Surgery

Rob Maschi, PT, DPT, CSCS
Rehabilitation Department, Hospital for Special Surgery

 

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