Tyler, Texas (January 21, 2022) — This January, primary care/sports medicine physician and running expert Rebecca Peebles, DO, is leading a six-week series to teach the basic techniques of running. When they register, participants receive a six-week training plan with the goal of completing a 5K at the end of the training.
Participants can watch a weekly video covering six topics coving the fundamentals of training and have the opportunity to ask Dr. 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 herself, Dr. 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,” Dr. Peebles 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 starts on Jan. 23 and ends on March 5, the same day as the local FRESH 15 race. This gives participants the 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.
About UT Health East Texas
UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility.
As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.