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To Gel or Not to Gel – Energy Gel Alternatives

Paige Sheen, MS, RD, METS   Talk to enough sport dietitians or read their blogs, and you’ll come to find out we basically fall into two camps when it comes to sport gels.  One camp finds them a great way to get needed carbohydrates during endurance exercise and typically recommend taking several gels an hour …

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Wake Up Call- Time to Hit the Gym

The wake up call I got this morning was that it’s time to hit the gym again, even if it is summer.  And even if summer means day light before and after work and the scenery of being out on roads running and cycling is a whole lot more appealing than being inside, I’ve been …

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Runner’s Injury Series

Nagging Injury, Pain or just Questions? Check out the Runner’s Education Series sponsored by Point 2 Running Company, Tidewater Performance and Tidewater Physical Therapy.   Common Injuries for Runners – Mike Satterley PT, DPT, Sports Program Director with Tidewater Physical Therapy and Dr. Sara Bouraee DPM, Foot and Ankle Specialist with Tidewater Orthopaedic, will speak …

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Free Runners’ Education Series

Calling all runners! Tidewater Physical Therapy and its Performance Centers, in conjunction with Point 2 Running Company, will host a free runners’ education series through August in Newport News.   Injury Prevention for Runners Aug. 8 8 to 8:55 a.m. Point 2 Running Company 120 Ottis Street, Newport News Mike Satterley, PT, DPT, CIMT, CSCS, …

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Tidewater Physical Therapy Leads Old Tennis Shoes Collection in South Hampton Roads

Sneakers. Tennis shoes. Running shoes. Whatever you call them, think before you throw your old ones away.   Tidewater Physical Therapy, Fleet Feet Running Shop, Running Etc., and the Virginia Beach Field House are collecting old sneakers in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk to help raise money in support of the mission of The Leukemia …

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Runners Are Athletes, Not Just Runners

Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention is the most concise, current and easy to read book on the market that describes the biomechanics of running.   It is written for clinicians, coaches and runners and gives the science behind why it is necessary and important for runners to …

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Looking for a local 2013 race?

Are you one of many who included running or participating in a local race as part of your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions?   Here’s a quick list of some of our favorite local events (Virginia Peninsula and Middle Peninsula).     Gloucester Educational Foundation 8K Run  and 3K Walk Feb. 16 http://peninsulatrackclub.com/2013_Flyers/GLOUC13_flyer.pdf   Gloucester Daffodil …

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If you are training for a running race, how much should you increase your weekly mileage?

If you are training for a running race, how much should you increase your weekly mileage?   The most current research suggests to increase your total weekly mileage by not more than 10% and to increase your longest run each week by no more than 10% either.   This allows for a controlled increase in …

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Run to Support National Philanthropy Month

“The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.” -Laurence Leamer, King of the Night     Did you know that November is National Philanthropy Month? What better way to support your favorite local charity than by participating in a local fun run!   Listed below is a …

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Understanding Dynamic vs Static Stretching

Heard these stretching terms before? For this Blog post, let’s focus on the use of dynamic versus static stretching to decrease the rate of injury and increase performance in runners and endurance athletes. Specifically, let’s take a look into the differences between these stretching exercises and how to incorporate them into your routine.   Dynamic …

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