UT Health East Texas physician to offer running series

by Staff reports

TYLER – This month, primary care/sports medicine physician and running expert Dr. Rebecca Peebles will lead a six-week series to teach the basic techniques of running, beginning Sunday, Jan. 23.

The weekly video series prepares participants for 5K event, according to a release.

Topic focus on the fundamentals of training, with participants able to ask Peebles questions about their progress:

• Week 1: How to use the training plan

• Week 2: Fundamentals of running form

• Week 3: Understanding basic nutrition

• Week 4: LIVE trail chat with Dr. Peebles

• Week 5: Stretching and foam rolling

• Week 6: Preparing for race day

Participants can also choose to receive a discounted six-week membership to the UT Health Olympic Center for $50 to give them a safe place to train.

As a runner, Peebles wanted to host the series to give the public a guide to getting into the sport in a way that promotes overall health and safety.

“The first step is really the hardest,” she said. “I know from my own experience that having someone to help me get started and then having a community to keep me moving was the catalyst that has kept me active since I started. I want to help empower the public by giving them tools that they can use to start moving and stay active even after the running series concludes.”

The plan ends on March 5, the same day as the local FRESH 15 race, providing participants an opportunity to sign up for a race at the end of their training. However, participants can sign-up and download the plan at any time.

Visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/run for more information.

Rebecca Peebles is a primary care/sports medicine physician who specializes in running medicine, osteopathic manipulation, nutrition and exercise as medicine. She practices at the UT Health East Texas Physicians clinic on Patriot Drive in Tyler. For more information about the sports medicine program at UT Health East Texas, visit UTHealthEastTexas.com/sportsmed.