by Kirk Scofield, M.D.
Want to learn Dr. Kirk Scofield’s top tip for switching shoes — without the injury? When a patient of Dr. Scofield is going to change into a shoe that is significantly different, he gives them this formula for success: Run for a minute in the new shoes, walk for a minute, and repeat for about 5 minutes. Then, change back into the old shoes for the rest of the workout.
“The next day,” says Dr. Scofield of Summit Orthopedics, “we increase the initial period in the new shoe slightly, so that we are gradually increasing the total amount of time a patient spends in the new shoe.”
Learn more about guidelines for transitioning to a new running shoe from our friends at Summit Orthopedics.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us improve our running, fitness and health. Today, Carrie discusses stretches we can do for our hamstrings, those important posterior thigh muscles in between the hip and the knee. An article by Runner's World stated: "Many runners have quadriceps muscles (on the top of the thigh) that are 30 to 40 percent stronger than their hamstrings (under the thigh)." The quadriceps help propel our legs froward, the hamstrings help pull our legs back. It is important to work and stretch our hamstrings to help the body maintain it's full motion.
Grab a foam roller and a towel or rope and listen in as Carrie shows us some easy stretches.
Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run owner Amy Magdalein and Coach Ginger were featured on Jacksonville's River City Live show on WJXT-TV today to talk about their upcoming spring season, the new Northside location and how to use strength training to avoid injuries and continue running strong. Click here to watch the segment.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, recently sat down again with our friend at Summit Orthopedics, Angela Voight, M.D. Dr. Voight is an avid runner and sports medicine specialist focusing on shoulder, knees, ankle, foot and running injuries. Today, they talk about ice and heat — and when to use either — for injuries. Click below to watch!
In this four-part video series, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, offers us tips focused on our feet and ankles. For running, it's important to keep your feet and ankles healthy and strong to avoid ankle injuries. In part 1, Carrie started with a simple but important suggestion: Get fitted for the right shoe. Her second tip was an easy stretch focused on the ankles and balance. The third exercise focused on strengthening our toes. And this final exercise is a great way to strengthen your feet using a theraband. Click here to watch! Have fun out there!