But it doesn’t have to be that way. Although more than 50% of the runners in this year's LA Marathon® will be attempting this distance for the first time, Forster says it is not as difficult as most people think to develop the fitness needed to run the 26.2 miles. "Many people place the goal of finishing the marathon on their "bucket list" of lifetime accomplishments and expect to suffer, so there is a lot of emotion involved in the ups and downs of training. We want them to know it's easier than they think when they follow training and recovery methods proven by science. If you can run 15 miles, you can run 26.2 miles, it’s a matter of working smart and it will come."
And although Forster has helped Olympic Champions like Jackie Joyner Kersee, Gail Devers and FloJo, achieve world best performances, he believes the average runner needs the most help. "We work with runners of all ages and abilities to clear up injuries, perfect running mechanics, solve pacing and nutrition issues.”Our goal is to improve finishing times and increase enjoyment of the race," reports Forster.
Working with the LA Marathon® Roadrunners Training Program for the last 8 years, Forster's team of Physical Therapists and Exercise Physiologists have helped many frustrated runners get past injuries and finish the race in good form. They have seen every running injury imaginable and tackled even the most elusive roadblocks to performance. Forster’
Forster Physical Therapy provides free injury assessments and performance consultations for all runners registered to run the 2014 Asics LA Marathon®. Runners can call today for their complimentary appointment:
More about Forster Physical Therapy: In business for more than 30 years, Forster Physical Therapy has an established reputation for the depth and breadth of their expertise in both effective rehabilitation and injury prevention. Their clients range in age from pre-teen to seniors in their 80’s. Casual athletes as well as Olympians seek out the expertise of owner Robert Forster, PT and his staff. Address: 427 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Telephone: 310-656-8600 http://www.forsterpt.com/