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Monday, October 3, 2011
If Sunday's Chicago Marathon is getting your aspirations up, here are a doctor's tips to consider.
On Sunday, Oct. 9, runners will hit the streets for the Chicago Marathon, and many on the sidelines will vow to be one of them next year. Running the 26.2 miles is a demanding physical feat and takes its toll on the body. Dr. Wayne Goldstein, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, offers some suggestions to runners, both experienced and aspiring, to help them achieve peak performance and avoid getting injured. They include: “One of the most common reasons for getting injured is faulty biomechanics, but another common reason for getting injured is poor hydration, said Dr. Goldstein. “When runners are dehydrated the muscle tissue is also dehydrated which increases stress on the tendons …
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Veteran Chicago marathon runner and Glenview resident Mark Jerva finishes Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon in just over three hours.
Editor's Note: To read about Jerva's training for the Chicago Marathon, click here. Mark Jerva completed his first Chicago Marathon when he was 13. Since then, he's run in more than 20, including Sunday's race. While many of the marathon's 38,000 runners were slowed by the day's scorching sun — temperatures reached more than 80 degrees — 41-year-old Jerva not only survived the atypical temperatures, he placed second out of 133 Glenview residents who participated (for a complete list of Glenview participants, click here). Having experienced nearly every imaginable race-day forecast, Jerva relied on his drive and determination to carry him through the marathon. Standing in the second corral before the official on-your-marks gunshot, Jerva …
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Mark Jerva shares his passion for running as he prepares for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Oct. 10.
Every week day morning, Glenview resident Mark Jerva wakes up at 4:50 a.m. and runs five miles with his Yellow Labrador Manitou before taking a Metra train into the loop where he works as a technology release project manager with Bank of America Merill Lynch. On Oct. 10, Jerva will run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon— And he plans to compete with the same dedication and determination he's brought to the pavement for nearly three decades. Jerva ran his first marathon at 13 and has since run in more than 25 marathons and races. The veteran runner clocks five miles per day year round (always outside), puts in extra mileage on the weekends (as many as 24 miles on long mileage days) and holds Mondays sacrosanct as his single off day …