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Mark Your Calendar: “Training Techniques for Runners”
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | July 20, 2011
West Columbia, S.C. – Attention all Midlands runners: Lexington Medical Center will host a free lecture called “Training Techniques for Runners” at its Health Directions facility in West Columbia on Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. The featured speaker will be Robert Barrilleaux, wellness manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.
Lexington Medical Center is the title sponsor of the Governor’s Cup Road Race, a half-marathon, 8K run and 4 mile walk, scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2011 in downtown Columbia. The upcoming lecture is the first in a series that the LMC Governor’s Cup Committee and Health Directions will present to help runners prepare for the LMC Governor’s Cup.
Speaker Robert Barrilleaux holds professional certifications from organizations including the American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine. His professional experience includes special population programming, sports rehabilitation, preventative corrective exercise programming, athletic programming and corporate wellness programming.
In his August 4th lecture, Barrilleaux will talk about stretching, muscles and the importance of wearing the right shoes.
Health Directions, the wellness component of Lexington Medical Center, is located at 3225 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, about ½ mile from the intersection of I-26 and Sunset Boulevard toward Lexington.
The 7:00 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited so interested participants must call Health Directions at 803-791-2113 to reserve a spot.
On Thursday, September 8th, Health Directions personal trainer Kathy Hunter will present a lecture on Strength and Stretching for Runners. And on Thursday, October 7th, Laura Stepp, registered dietitian at LMC, will talk about Nutrition for Runners. Please call Health Directions to reserve a spot.
In preparation for the LMC Governor’s Cup, Health Directions is also offering small group training for runners planning to take on the half marathon or 8K. Training walks and runs will begin at Health Directions in West Columbia or Irmo. At least one run will be on the Governor’s Cup route. Most runs will be early weekday mornings and Saturday mornings. Specific dates and times will be decided according to the needs of group members. The cost of the small group training is $80 for Health Directions Members and $100 for non-members. For more information, call Laura at 803-791-2772.
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,900 health care professionals. The network also includes comprehensive cardiovascular care, an occupational health center, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and more than 60 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won “Best Hospital” by readers of The State for ten years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious “Summit Award” from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction.