UC Health Running Tips

Whether you’re training for the Queen Bee Half Marathon or 4 Miler, here are some helpful tips from our UC Health Medical Director, Jon Divine!

The Science of a successful race
Stay Dry: Wearing sports clothing that "wicks away" perspiration can help regulate the body's temperature.
Reduce pain: On race day, it is not a good idea to run in brand new shoes. Wear shoes that still have ample cushioning, but that have about 40 to 50 miles one them. To prevent chafing, decrease the amount of friction to your skin by applying vaseline or aquafor to areas that get the sweatiest. Compression tights can reduce post-race soreness. 
Be protected: It it's a cold day select an outer layer. Charitable organizations will be on hand to collect discarded clothing. Wear gloves because your fingers have aa lot of surface area and lose heat quickly. They're sensitive to cold, and they're not working very hard while you're running. The rest of the body can keep itself warm (even in shorts) while your fingers can feel cold. Prevent overheating on a warm day by placing towels with ice and water on your skin.
Medical Director of the Flying Pig Jon G. Divine, MD. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery: UC Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Medical Director, University of Cincinnati Athletics.

At UC Health Orthopaedics and sports medicine, patients receive customized treatment plans using the most innovative, effective surgical and nonsurgical techniques to restore function, relieve pain, and return them to the activities and sports they enjoy. To schedule an appointment, call 513-475-8690. UC Health is proud to be the official medical sponsor of the Flying Pig.