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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team In Training Reaches Goal

posted on February 5th, 2014, by . comments are off for this post

Rock and Roll Marathon New Orleans

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team In Training reaches goal in the ROCK N ROLL New Orleans 1/2 and marathon

Congratulations to Taryn Cohn, Amy Schneider, Stephanie Clary, Jill Kenyan, Rachel Wetzel and all of our friends at the Louisiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Team in Training, on such an incredible accomplishment!

These guys led a team of areas runners not only to their first marathons, but more importantly in their effort to raise money for a most worthy cause. Their team raised $72,239 for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?

In total  teams in training raised almost $1 million dollars during  The Rock N Roll New Orleans Marathon and ½ Marathon!

All of the donations will go to local patients and to further fund research efforts to ultimately find a cure!

GREAT JOB team!!!

Thank you for making the world a better place! If you have the goal of running in a marathon, need a great cause or want to get involved with a great organization Teams in TrainingPhoto Credit to the Rock and Roll Marathon – New Orleans website.

 

Run NOLA

posted on January 5th, 2014, by . comments are off for this post

 

RUN NOLA -

Running is a great way to get in shape, enjoy the outdoors, and feel great.

Our friends at NOTC have some great ways to get you started with running.

Check out their www.NOTC.org for more information.

Brio Running Group

posted on November 26th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

Brio Running Group strikes it big at the Mount Carmel Challenge Cup. Many thanks to Ms Sue Buras and the team at Mount Carmel Academy for such a nice event.

mt carmel challenge

Running or walking are great ways to help stay in shape. And events like this one make it a lot of fun. Find a race, sign up for it, and come run with us.

Join the Brio Running Group on Tuesdays at Brio, or for road trip runs on other week days. For more information call Ross Hale at 504 841 0150.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIO – Running Club

posted on November 1st, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

notc race startFall is here and it is time to get back to Running. BRIO’s Running group provides the opportunity to learn to run better, meet others who like to run, and participate with other running groups around the city. The month of November has opportunities to run with several groups. BRIO recommends trying out some of the following:

Try them out, meet other runners, and have some fun. For more information please contact our office.

 

Running with Purpose TNT Style

posted on August 7th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

Join us for a Special Event at Baudry Therapy Center.

 

Stephanie Clary and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training   will be here talking about the TEAMS IN TRAINING  program. This is a great opportunity to train with a purpose.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6pm

 

Take it from our very own  Taryn Cohn who has been working with these guys for over 2 years. See what she says about the experience:

“From a professional aspect as a physical therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with the Team in Training (TNT) runners in injury triage and prevention for several seasons. I have also been lucky enough to participate with TNT as a runner and fundraiser myself.  I have witnessed people begin the program as novice runners and cross the finish line signed up for their next long distance event.  The Team in Training coaches and mentors are never short on encouragement, and because you are training in a group setting, there is always another runner that is on a similar fitness level. Perhaps the most inspiring aspect of running with TNT is when you meet the individuals, whose lives have been changed because of the medical research the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has helped to fund.” TC.

” I strongly encourage anyone who may be interested in a new personal challenge or an avenue for outreach to come to this informational meeting and find out what this program is all about.”

NOTC Summer Running Series

posted on July 18th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

New Orleans Track Club fires it up in the heat of the summer. Last night was number 3 of 4 in the  Summer Race Series.   With an impressive turn out and a great course this 2 mile run was fun for all ages. The next Running Race is on July 31st. Don’t miss it!!

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And if you are not a member of the New Orleans Track Club you are missing out. This club led by President Don Quintana and Race Director Jennifer Radecker is rejuvenating the way New Orleans runs.  Join Today!

 

 

 

Running Blog Part 3: A Runner’s Core

posted on July 2nd, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

Any strength program for better running would be incomplete without addressing abdominal muscles.  The following three exercises use body weight and gravity to provide a great way for runners to strengthen their core.

Planks

Core stability for runners

 

Place your elbows directly under your shoulders, and place feet about hip distance apart (the closer your feet are to each other the more difficult it makes the exercise.)  Make sure shoulder blades are down in the back, back is flat and tighten your abdominals by pulling your belly button towards your spine.  Start out slow holding for 15-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.  As you become better you can hold the position longer with fewer repetitions.

Side Planks

Core strength for runners

Lie on your side placing one elbow directly under the shoulder.  Lift your body away from the ground making sure your side body is straight and the shoulder blade is engaged in the back.  Hold the position 15-30 seconds and repeat 2 times each side.

Bird / Dog

core strength for runners

 

Get into a quadruped position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips.  Lift one leg to the back making sure to maintain a level hip position while lifting the opposite arm out in front of you with the thumb pointing towards the ceiling.  Touch the knee to the elbow and return to the starting position.  Repeat 10 times each side.

Core strength is a must for healthy running. Work on these basic exercises to become a better runner. For more information on how to keep you running your best, like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter, or contact our office.

 

 

Running with Purpose: TNT

posted on June 28th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

If you are looking for a great way to start a running/walking program, and help a great cause, check these guys out.  Jodi Archer and the Teams in Training group do a fantastic job coaching walkers/runners through a successful marathon experience.

Geaux Team TNT!

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For more information on how to get involved follow them on Facebook

 

Part 2: Week 5 – Soft Tissue for Runners

posted on June 25th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

HIP Soft tissue work for runners

Often overlooked the hip structures play a significant role in running success and injury prevention. The role of soft tissue work is also overlooked. Smart effective soft tissue work can help you perform better and recover faster. Physical therapists and massage therapists spend a lifetime treating the soft tissues of runners.  Between physical therapy check ups these tools can help you at home:

Eqipment for self-soft tissue work

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) The foam roller provides a great way to get to the quads, IT band, hip adductors, abductors and hamstrings.

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2) The stick can also be effectively used to target these same hip muscles.

soft tissue work for runners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)  Sometimes the stick and foam roller aren’t always able to get to some of the deep hip muscles, this is when the ball comes into play.  Place the ball between the wall and the side of the hip.  Roll the ball above the big bony prominence on the side of the leg to get at your gluteal muscles; place the ball behind the bony prominence to get into the small hip rotators.

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This soft tissue work can be performed before and after activity.  Give each muscle group special attention, but only work them until you feel like you are getting improved blood flow to the area.  Be careful not to work the tissues too much to avoid any increased irritation. For more information on effective soft tissue work to keep you running your best, like us on Facebook , follow us on Twitter, or contact our office.

Running Series Part 2: The Running Hip

posted on May 9th, 2013, by . comments are off for this post

Runner’s Stretch Options:

The hip flexors are highly stressed overused muscles, not just for runners, but for much of the general public.  This muscle group can be stretched both statically and dynamically and in several ways:

Dynamic standing hip flexor stretch

The first and my favorite!

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Happy Hips make happy runners! Try these static stretches:

Supine Hip Flexor Stretch

Lie on your back at the end of your bed or other flat surface.  Pull both knees towards your chest and then let one leg hang off the edge until you feel a stretch in the hip flexor and thigh.  Hold 15 seconds, repeat 2-3 times each side.

 

hip flexor stretch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half-kneeling Hip flexor stretch

Get into a half-kneeling position, tighten your abdominal muscles and tuck your pelvis under.  Increase the bend in your front knee for more stretch in the hip flexor.  Raise arms overhead and turn the torso towards the knee that is up to increase the stretch and feel it in a slightly different location of the hip flexor.  Hold 15 seconds, repeat 2-3 times each side.

 

hip flexor with rotation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing IT Band stretch

Stand with left hand holding onto the wall or the counter.  Cross the left leg over the right keeping most weight on the right leg.  Lean into the right hip and stretch the right arm overhead.  Hold for 15 seconds, repeat 2 times.

Turn around and repeat the exercise with the other leg placing the right hand on the wall.

IT band stretch