The New Jersey Marathon is very interested in helping you to be ready to race with us and in providing as much information and help to you as we can!
This blog is an example of that commitment to helping you as you train and plan for race day.
Our Race Director posts his weekly updates here in order to help you think through and plan for the entire weekend experience with us. From planning for: the Expo and Race Packet Pick-up, your arrival time prior to the start of your race, the fluids and food you will find on the course, the post race Festival, and many other parts of your time with us, he is the person with the answers.
On the other hand, if something physical is bothering you during your training, this is the place to turn for advice. Weather you are seeing signs of wear on your body (it could be a blister, a dull ache, an occasional twinge) or perhaps dealing with a more serious pain or injury, we are here to help you sort through the many questions about what it could mean to your training and racing, what to do right after your injury, when to seek in-person medical help, and much more.
Please leave a comment on this post for Joe (our RD) or Christine (our PT) and they will get back to you as time permits. We hope that you will understand that as we get closer to race day, these people will be increasingly consumed with that work, and their responses will likely be slower than normal.
In addition to having a full time PT practice to manage, Christine is also a member of our Race Committee and is in charge of the exciting, free, speaker and exercise series during the expo days, as well as the therapists who will be providing the free messages, etc. in our Recovery Tent in the Finish Area on race day. Please note: Christine will not provide an online diagnosis of your issue, but she will attempt to help you to think about the issue in the best possible way in order to help you find a suitable resolution, as quickly as possible. She is NOT soliciting for your business. She is an athlete and knows what it’s like to train and work through pain and injuries.
We hope that you will benefit from their knowledge and advise. All you have to do is ask your question, by commenting on this or any other of their posts on this site.
The New Jersey Marathon Race Committee