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Sports Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

Sports injuries can stop your marathon training fast. To increase your chances of running your best race at the Modesto Marathon, you need to know how to prevent getting hurt. If you do get injured, you need to know how to recover as quickly…
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Blisters and Chafing

Ultra-runner Linda McFadden shares her extensive experience in the prevention and treatment of blister and chafing. Here is the Powerpoint presentation from her recent presentation to our marathon training group.
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Optimum G.I. Functioning (i.e., Preventing Upset Stomach) During Long Distance Running

Prevent dehydration, and get acclimated to heat; Adequate electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium); Anti-acids: Zantac or Pepcid (before and during run; I even start the night before); No diet sodas (before or during run); limit…
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Food for Thought - Human Hibernation

Have you ever WONDERED?? People often wonder why we gain weight as we get older, but it’s especially because we forget to play like children, becoming much more sedentary, with the excuse that we can’t be as active because we are getting…
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Motivating Kids in Physical Activity

Motivation is defined as behavioral choice, effort, persistence, and performance. It can be characterized by frequency, intensity, time (F.I.T.), and level of physical activity. Why children and adolescents participate in physical activity…
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Sports Nutrition

Introduction Physical performance depends on multiple factors: Endurance: length of time a given level of activity can be maintained, or resistance to fatigue; Aerobic capacity: ability to perform despite symptoms of shortness of breath; Pain…
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Anti-Flammatory Medications: Use With Caution

Anti-inflammatory medications (also called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, NSAID’s) are used extensively by many athletes both before and during activity, with the belief that they help prevent pain and discomfort during their sport and…