Norton Sports Health Training Program
This free Marathon and miniMarathon training program features 14 weeks of runs and 16 weeks of training tips and preparation. Trainees have the opportunity to talk with professionals about nutrition, training tips, injury prevention and education.
Each person who participates in the training program also receives a free training packet, a technical shirt, an overview of the Marathon and miniMarathon; and an opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with guest speakers.
NOTE: Only the first 700 who pre-register and attend the January 17 Orientation are guaranteed a FREE technical shirt.
Click here to follow John Mura – CJ blogger training for the miniMarathon
John Mura, the multimedia manager for The Courier-Journal and courier-journal.com<http://courier-journal.com> is putting his body through mini marathon training to see, at age 59, if he can still run more than a few steps – something he hasn’t done in 28 years. He loves playing competitive, league softball, and thinks it’s time to end his team’s practice of putting in a pinch runner every time he gets on base. He lives with his lovely and much smarter wife, Janine, his Manual High freshman daughter Chris – who can probably outrun him at this junction – and a new cat. So why is he doing this? The curiosity of wanting to know if he still can. The stubbornness of not wanting to admit he can’t. The realization that either way, it will be a wild ride and probably good for him, icepacks and all.
Norton Sports Health Kentucky Derby Festival Training Program
Location:duPont Manual High School, Butch Charmoli Gym
The first meeting of the Norton Sports Health Kentucky Derby Festival Training Program will take place January 17, at 6 p.m. at Butch Charmoli Gym at duPont Manual High School. This free 14-weeks of runs and 16 weeks of training tips and preparation is intended to benefit runners training for the Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon Presented By Walmart and HumanaVitality on April 27, 2013. The program will give runners an opportunity to talk with professionals regarding nutrition, training tips, injury prevention and education.
The Training Program meeting will include distribution of a free training packet and technical shirt for each runner; introduction of the training program medical director, athletic trainers and nutritionists; an overview of the miniMarathon and Marathon; guest speakers and a question-and-answer session. (First 700 pre-registered and who attend orientation on Jan. 17 are guaranteed a FREE technical shirt.)
Norton Sports Health, a part of Norton Healthcare, is one of the Louisville area’s leading sports-related injury prevention and treatment programs. From professional, collegiate and high school competitors to those who just want to stay fit, Norton Sports Health provides advanced care for athletes and active individuals of all ages. The Norton Sports Health specialists are experts in arthroscopic surgery and other minimally invasive procedures used to treat sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. In addition to treating sports injuries, these specialists are involved in research to gain a better understanding of why athletes become injured. The Norton Sports Health team includes fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, professional trainers and physical therapists who work together to design customized programs to meet each patient’s specific needs. More information is available at NortonHealthcare.com/SportsHealth.
Jeff Stephenson, M.D., and Jack Lach, M.D., of Norton Sports Health will act as medical co-directors for the training.
Participants may also register for the Derby Festival miniMarathon or Marathon Presented By Walmart and HumanaVitality online at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com.
Thinking of running the miniMarathon or Marathon in April? Norton Sports Health recommends you always consult with your physician before beginning any new exercise routine. A clean bill of health is key in training successfully. To find a doctor visit NortonHealthcare.com/PrimaryCare, or call (502) 629-1234.
Are you healthy enough to start training for the race? Watch the video below with Norton Sports Health’s Jeffrey S. Stephenson, M.D., Medical Co-director of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s training program, to see why it’s so important to check with your doctor first.
John A. Lach, M.D.
Kentucky Derby Festival
John Lach, M.D., is a family medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – Audubon West 200, where he provides primary care for adults. Dr. Lach also serves as director of sports medicine for Norton Audubon Hospital. He is a team physician for the Kentucky Athletic Commission, Louisville Fire arena football team and the Louisville Bats baseball team. Dr. Lach earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency at University of Louisville and St. Anthony Hospital in Louisville.
Jeffrey S. Stephenson, M.D.
Kentucky Derby Festival
Jeff Stephenson, M.D., is a sports medicine physician with Norton CommunityMedical Associates – Brownsboro. He specializes in sports health for children and adults. Dr. Stephenson earned his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. He completed his residency at Bethesda Family Practice Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a fellowship in sports medicine at Bethesda Family Medicine and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Cincinnati. Dr. Stephenson is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Family Medicine. He has a special interest in ultrasound-guided injections and platelet-rich plasma therapy. Dr. Stephenson has served as team physician for Kings High School, College of Mount St. Joseph and Xavier University, all in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also has served on the medical team for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, the U.S. Olympic Team Last Chance Qualifier for boxing and the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy Coaches Spectacular. Dr. Stephenson’s mission is to provide top-quality, patient-centered care in the area of sports medicine.
Samuel Carter, M.D.
Orthopaedics and Sports
Sam Carter, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with Norton Orthopaedic Specialists. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Carter earned his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Louisville. He also completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Louisville. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia, in Richmond. In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Carter has special interests in ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, partial knee replacement, patellar realignment and arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Dr. Carter believes in a patient-centered approach to orthopaedic care. He maintains relationships with other physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers so that he can provide a team approach to care.
Licensed and Registered
Shelley Barber is a licensed and registered dietitian at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. She has 20 years of experience ranging from critical care nutrition support to outpatient nutritional counseling. Barber is an advocate of wellness, encouraging a healthy diet and exercise for disease prevention and control. As a runner, Barber uses her expertise to help athletes understand the importance of good nutrition for improving performance during training and competition.
Stacy Cohen, R.N.
Stacy Cohen, R.N., is a registered nurse outreach coordinator for Norton Healthcare Centers for Prevention & Wellness. In that role she helps organize community outreach events that primarily provide health screenings for underserved populations in Louisville Metro. Passionate about health and wellness, Cohen started a running and walking team, Runners on a Mission, nearly eight years ago. She also created the Runners on a Mission Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to reduce childhood obesity.
Leader, Kosair Children’s Hospital
“Just for Kids” Running Team
Dan Delph has been a runner since 1998. He began racing in 2001 and has since completed 19 marathons and eight half-marathons, including the Boston Marathon, two 50-mile ultramarathons as well as the Ironman Louisville triathlon, Leadville Trail 100-mile mountain bike race and Muncie half Ironman. In 2013, Delph plans to complete the Umstead 100-mile Endurance Run, New York Marathon and the Louisville Triple Crown of Running. In addition to training runners for half- and full marathons, Delph serves as event coordinator for Norton Healthcare, the Bike to Beat Cancer and the Kosair Children’s Hospital “Just for Kids” Running Team.
Jessie Halladay has been an avid runner for five years. Her interest in long-distance running began when she participated in breast cancer events for the Avon Foundation for Women, completing six events including walking a marathon on one day and a half-marathon the next day. She began running using the Jeff Galloway method of running and walking. She completed her first marathon using the walk/run method in San Francisco in 2009. Since then she has walked/run marathons in San Diego, Chicago, Dublin and Madrid. Halladay is currently training for the 2013 Marathon de Paris. Halladay recently began training for triathlons with the hope of completing her first half Ironman in July 2013. She does much of her racing with Team in Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as she strives to connect her training with raising money for a good cause. Halladay is a reporter for The Courier- Journal and an adjunct English teacher at Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville.
Ryan J. Krupp, M.D.
Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Ryan Krupp, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with Norton Orthopaedic Specialists and director of sports health for Norton Healthcare. He specializes in sports medicine for adults and children, as well as complex shoulder reconstruction. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency training. Dr. Krupp completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C. In addition to offering a full range of sports medicine services for adults and children, Dr. Krupp treats other orthopaedic injuries and performs shoulder, elbow and knee arthroscopy; complex shoulder reconstruction, including total and reverse total shoulder replacement; instability surgery; as well as complex knee reconstruction. He is actively involved in research focused on developing cutting-edge technologies and rehabilitation for patients as well as working to improve care. Dr. Krupp’s mission is to provide top quality, patient-centered care in the areas of sports medicine and complex shoulder reconstruction. As director of sports health, Dr. Krupp leads Norton Healthcare initiatives to improve the care of athletes in Louisville and surrounding areas with programs such as injury prevention education, clinical research, Saturday Sports Injury Clinics, certified athletic trainer education, athletic event coverage and community partnerships. Dr. Krupp currently serves as the head team physician for numerous local athletic programs, including Eastern High School, St. Catharine College, Kentucky Country Day School, athletic teams of the Basketball Academy, Champions Gymnastics and the Louisville Lightning professional arena soccer team.
Erin Paris has been a runner since 2000. To date, she has competed in 10 half-marathons, four marathons, the Muncie half Ironman, Ironman Texas and three Ironman Louisville events. Paris also competes in cyclo-cross. In her first season, she achieved a top five overall ranking in her category. She will be competing in the 2013 Land Between the Lakes Trail 50-mile ultramarathon and the 2013 Ironman Louisville. In addition to her athletic endeavors, Paris works full time in education for Jefferson County Public Schools. She also is working on completing a Master of Arts degree in special education with a concentration in learning and behavioral disorders.
Zachary Skaggs is a physical therapist at Norton Audubon Hospital. He focuses on rehabilitation of individuals to help them get back to the activities they enjoy. He has specialized training in running gait analysis and bicycle fit analysis. Skaggs earned his doctor of physical therapy degree at Indiana University, Indianapolis. As an avid commuter cyclist, Ultimate Frisbee player and runner, Skaggs understands the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle.
Ask the Norton Sports Health Training Team
Have a question for our team of experts? As you train for the Marathon/miniMarathon, Norton Sports Health is here to help you achieve success. Fill out the form below with your questions about training – from safety tips to stretching, nutrition and more and we’ll get back to you with answers from the team.