Dr. Cheri Blauwet is a member of the Women’s Sports Medicine team and two-time winner of the Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair division.

Today’s post is from Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, Surgical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Team Physician for Stonehill College Athletics, and Dr. Cheri Blauwet, a member of the Women’s Sports Medicine team and two-time winner of the Boston Marathon women’s wheelchair division.

As we move into spring, road race season has come into full gear. Distance running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and is available at distances from the mile to the marathon – and everything in between! Perhaps you are even training for the big event, our own Boston Marathon.

When thinking about race day, it is important to keep some basic principles in mind. By being well-prepared, your event is assured to be more fun and successful. Below are some tips.

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