Working with Aging Runners

Help your aging and overtraining runners continue running for life.

Dr. Bill Pierce

I love to run.

I’ve loved to run ever since I was young.

I’ve been fortunate to participate in marathons, triathlons, and even Ironman competitions for multiple decades.

But you know what?

The older I get, the more I find that I’m not able to run as much as I’d like.

Even though I’ve stayed very active throughout my life… Even though I’ve done all the recommended things: cardio, strength training, stretching, and proper nutrition… Even though I did everything “right,” I was unable to stop the effects that aging had on my ability to run.

At 58, I’ve definitely slowed down. But I still keep running.

And every day, I’m blessed to work with runners of all abilities and ages.

And while most of my runners are pretty healthy, they do get injured from time to time. And when runners are injured, it can be both physically and emotionally devastating.

Are you seeing injured runners in your practice?

What makes our runners so committed to their sport is the same thing that makes them frequent fliers to our clinics. Overuse, overtraining, and a lack of appropriate strength training and stretching leads to injury patterns that never seem to go away.

And for our aging runners, injuries become even more common.

In this clip, we discuss the effects that aging has on running, including the facts and stats you need to know about running performance as we age:
  • Performance
  • Biological factors
  • Psychological, social, and cultural factors
  • Alternatives and solutions for the aging runner

Resolve frustrating running injuries in your clinic and feel the satisfaction of giving runners back a part of who they are!

> > Watch this FREE VIDEO: Working with Aging Runners

Show your clients and colleagues that you are the running specialist they’ve got to consult with.
In this advanced skills training, we’ll show you the proven, innovative techniques you need to identify and tackle the most common running injuries: heel-striking, arthritis, foot pain, and more. You’ll know the right questions to ask and the right ways to rehab your runners to get them back on the trail. Achieve quick results with a wide range of running injuries.
Meet the Expert:
Dr. Bill Pierce , chaired the Health Sciences Department at Furman University for three decades. He and FIRST have been featured in articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World and many other newspapers and magazines across the country. Pierce, listed as one of 10 marathon “supercoaches” by Runner’s World magazine, has made hundreds of presentations on fitness, wellness and running. As an intercollegiate athlete, he played on nationally ranked basketball teams and was a successful half-miler on the track team. He has captured many age-group awards in his 250 road races and 42 marathons, finishing the Boston Marathon in five different decades.

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