Posted on: April 22, 2013
A Guide to Running Right
By Anthony Tanzi, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Physical Therapist at Northern Westchester Hospital
Spring has sprung. Your thoughts are turning toward the outdoors, activity, and exercise. This is the time of year when people begin working out with hopes of dropping a size or three. Jogging is one of the healthiest and fastest ways to get in shape, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. I also think it’s an excellent choice. I’ve competed in Ironman Triathlons and currently hold the Nutmeg State Half-Marathon record. I help athletes of all ages compete in every type of event, from their first 5K to ultra-distance races, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that too many people start training too hard or go too far and end up with an injury. You have to pick a program that suits you, and you have to stick with it.
To help people find the right approach, Northern Westchester Hospital’s Physical Therapy Program will be hosting three free running clinics at their Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing on May 1st, 8th, and 15th. The clinics are geared to novice joggers and longtime runners looking for a competitive edge. I’m pleased to be the instructor for these sessions which will cover topics such as the right shoes, the right training, and how technology can help improve your results.