Running for Beginners

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: As a beginning runner, what are the most important things to know when starting your running program?
Air Date: 6/24/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM aka Running Doc™
running doc resizedLewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM, is one of the world's most extensively credentialed and well-known sports medicine and running health experts. Better known as Running Doc™, Maharam is the past medical director of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series and current medical director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program and former medical director of the New York Road Runners Club and the New York City Marathon. He has appeared on World News Tonight, Today, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, CNN, and Fox News. His work has appeared in Runner's World and Competitor magazines, and he is the author of five books: Running Doc's Guide to Healthy Running (VeloPress, 2011), A Healthy Back (Owl Books, 1998), Backs in Motion (Henry Holt & Co., 1996), The Exercise High (Fawcett Columbine/Ballantine Books, 1994), and Maharam's Curve: The Exercise High — How to Get It, How to Keep It (W.W. Norton & Co., 1992).

Dr. Maharam is Chairman of the International Marathon Medical Directors Association and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine's Public Information Committee. He is former President of the Greater New York Chapter of ACSM. He was appointed USA Team Physician in track and field for the 1999 World Indoor Championships in Japan. He served previously as the USA Team physician for the USA Jr. Track & Field team that won the IAAF Championship in Sydney in 1996.

Dr. Maharam is the most trusted doctor in the sport of running.
Running for Beginners
Are you a beginning runner?

What are the most important things to know when you start your running program?

What kind of shoes should you get? How can you overcome that "out of breath" feeling? How far should you plan on going initially, and what if you don't have the energy to run back?

What are the benefits of mixing running with walking?

Should you check with a doctor before you start running?

These questions and so many more are covered today on Train Your Body

Lewis G. Maharam, MD, FACSM, is one of the world's most extensively credentialed and well-known sports medicine and running health experts. Better known as Running Doc™, he joins Melanie Cole, MS, to help get you up and running.