Marathon readiness: Free running seminars teach form, mindfulness, race prep

Background: St. George Marathon runners, St. George, Utah, October 4, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, Image composite by St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Intermountain St. George Acceleration offers three free running seminars this summer to help endurance athletes prepare for the St. George Marathon and other running events. Seminars will be held in the Acceleration training center, located on the lower level of the Dixie Regional Health & Performance Center, 652 S. Medical Center Drive in St. George.

A runner rarely, if ever, has the opportunity to actually see themselves run, not to mention have an exercise professional analyze every aspect of their form,” Brennen Ames, certified exercise specialist at Acceleration, said. “In fact, minor improvements to things such as how your foot strikes the ground with each stride, the angle of your pelvis, and motion of your arms not only improve times, but help reduce and eliminate injury.”

Learn about running form, injury prevention, mindfulness and race day prep at the seminars from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the following days:

  • July 14 | Jona Droubay, physical therapist | “Injury Prevention and Treatment for the Runner”
  • Aug. 11 | Ron Chamberlain, psychologist | “Mindful Racing: Running Through the Pain”
  • Sept. 15 | Kami Ellsworth, St. George Marathon race operations manager | “Race Day Prep”

Besides hosting these valuable running seminars, Intermountain St. George Acceleration offers individualized training packages to help develop endurance athletes. The training experts can help improve strength, flexibility and running mechanics.

Resources

  • Contact: Brennen Ames at 435-705-1260
  • Intermountain St. George Acceleration website | Facebook

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