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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
October 29, 2013
Category: Running

There are just some people in this world who would like nothing more than to be a part of a mud run, especially one where zombies take center stage! If this is you, you will not want to miss out on the Zombie Mud Run taking place Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. The creators of the race teamed up with The ScareHouse Haunted House to bring you a race sure to have you shivering in your boots while you complete crazy obstacles.

Let’s get back to the land of the living for a minute and discuss running form. If you are a runner, having the posture of a zombie will only get you so far. The right posture and form are actually essential components of running. Sure, running is a sport where anyone can tie up their laces and leave their front door, but over time not paying attention to these two essentials could have you huffing and puffing and possibly nursing an injury.

An important tip to remember is to stay relaxed and focus on leaning forward from your ankles. This will aid your momentum and “help you avoid vertical miles” according to competitor.com. Another tip is to stay steady. Bouncing up and down expends energy. Try to keep your head as level as possible. Look ahead naturally as this will help to straighten your neck and back. Elbows should be bent at 90 degrees and stay in that position throughout each swing of the arm. Try to keep your shoulders straight and level and your hips pointing forward, avoiding any type of crisscross motion.

At the end of the day, proper form will only go so far if foot pain is compromising the situation. Contact Dr. Philip Pinsker for diagnosis and treatment of any foot problem you may be experiencing. Make an appointment by calling our office in Washington, PA at (724) 225-7410.

 

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