As a lifelong runner, I was really excited to cover this event at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. I ran cross country in high school for 3 years, and it was undoubtedly my favorite sport. I advanced to the state championships each year even without having an official coach to teach me proper training techniques. I think this is a great opportunity for competitive runners to learn the fundamentals, and I wish this opportunity existed when I was still in high school.
COLUMBIA — Missouri Orthopaedic Institute will host a free seminar for runners Thursday to counsel them on healthy training techniques.
The seminar, titled “The Lifelong Runner — Protecting Your Body Mile After Mile,” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the institute’s fourth floor conference room at 1100 Virginia Ave., according to a news release from MU Health Care.
“Running is a really popular activity,” said Colin Planalp, the media coordinator for the event. “This is good opportunity to reach out to the community and provide information that’s important to them.”
The seminar is a part of the institute’s “Knowledge Now” seminar series, designed to educate Columbia citizens about health issues.
It will feature a panel of six of the institute’s health professionals who specialize in sports medicine, Planalp said, including orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and a physical therapist. They will share training techniques for better safety and performance.
They will also discuss methods to prevent injuries and the latest treatments for common running injuries.
Space at the seminar is limited, according to the news release.