“Running 101, From Beginner To Advanced” with Dr. Brett Coapland

29 March

As you know if you have been around me for very long I have a real love/hate relationship with running (actually it’s more hate/hate, but oh well).

I actually used to be a pretty decent runner, but running in combat boots back in the day helped screw up my hip to the point I have been advised by more than one medical professional to not run at all anymore.

And the fact of the matter is that invariably if a new client, especially women, complains of achy knees they either are currently doing some running or have been running, and one of the reasons they come to see us is to try to help them get them to stop hurting so much.

Now frankly I am not going to sit here and advocate running for everybody, because for some people it’s just not appropriate. Running puts a tremendous load on joints, particularly those with higher bodyweights and/or poor running mechanics.

But I also understand that spring is here and with that comes 5k’s, adventure races, triathlons, and some of you are even training for marathons!

And that is why I am pleased to announce that Dr. Brett Coapland will holding a running clinic at Get Fit NH next month.

If you are going to do it, let’s do it right!

Dr. Coapland’s Bio:

  • Owner of Performance Health Spine & Sports Therapy in Concord, NH
  • Chiropractor specializing in sports injury
  • Certified CSCS, ART
  • Special interest in running mechanics and running injuries
  • Ultramarathoner and 2x Ironman Finisher

Seminar Outline:

Part 1: Lecture

  • Running Mechanics
  • Running Shoes/Orthotics
  • Training Principles/Adaptation
  • Nutrition, Hydration, and Recovery
  • Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Part 2: Hands (Feet?) On

  • Running Mechanics
  • Corrective Exercise for Injury Prevention
  • Optional Easy Group Run

If you want to be a better runner (and you know you do), you do not want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best around. You would be hard pressed to find this level of instruction anywhere, and the clinic tuition is almost insanely low, so register now.

Running 101 – From Beginner to Advanced
Place: Get Fit NH Bootcamp Concord
Date: Saturday April 21, 2012
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $40.00

Thank-You for your interest – Registration Is Full!


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