If you’re thinking about taking on a 5k or 10k run— training is very important.
In healthwatch chelly boutott shows us how one area hospital is helping runners hit their stride.
Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine offers a running analysis. It shows athletes how to run more efficiently and avoid injury.
Jessica Nelson and Keri Brooks are training to run the Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint, “I’m doing the 5K for the Spooky Sprint so with that that means a lot of speed training,” said Jessica Nelson.
“I do a combination of biking, running at strength training,” Keri Brooks said.
Both women decided to get a running analysis at Auroura BayCare Sports Medicine before tackling the run, “It’s always good to just kind of check to make sure that your form is correct,” said Jessica.
Physical therapist Joe Woldt says a running analysis evaluates the athlete from head to toe, “Their musculoskeletel system so their strengths and their weaknesses, their range of motions, and we look at them on a treadmill and we break down their running mechanics to see if they are at risk for injury or if there is a way to make them more efficient as a runner,” explained Joe Woldt, physical therapist, Aurora Baycare Sports Medicine.
To find issues and correct them, “Again we might find some of those issues that sets them up for injury whether it’s in their body strength or mobility or in the form that they use while they’re running,” said Woldt.
The women believe the results of the analysis will help them in their upcoming run, “They can show you on the screen what your form looks like and if your forms a little off they can tell you well maybe your glute muscles are a little weak so do these exercises,” said Jessica.
The Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint is a fun family run and begins in front of the Brown County Arena, “You can either run a 5K, 10K or the more shorter distance the 1K,” said Woldt.
Halloween costumes are encourage. Everyone who is registered gets a t-shirt, a plush halloween toy at the finish line and a ticket to Sweet Street going on at the same time at Shopko Hall, “Kind of trick or treat and meet vendors that will pass out different things for the kids,” said Woldt.
The run is one of the women’s favorite events, “I just love it because people dress up, it’s fun, it’s a family friendly event,” said Keri.
“You can do your 5K get done meet your kids and your family and do the 1K kids run too. And my kids get into Sweet Street for free afterwards,” said Jessica.
The women say they will take the advice they received after their analysis to help them cross the finish line, “I also learned that I kinda heel strike hard so I have to increase the number of steps per mile,” said Keri.
Its a family event and strollers are welcome.
The Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint is Saturday, October 27th. You can register on line or at the event.
5K & 10K – 8:00 a.m.
Family Fun Run (1K) – 9:00 a.m. Click here to see the 1K route.
10K – Adult $25, Child $20
5K – Adult $20, Child $15
1K Family Fun Run – Adult $15, Child $10
Child riding in stroller $5 (for any distance) – receives a cotton t-shirt and ticket to Shopko Sweet Street
Group Max. – $60 (up to 5 people)
The Aurora BayCare Spooky Sprint is Saturday, October 27th. Click here for more information.
Click here to register.