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Former tennis player uses a holistic training approach to conquer the TCS NYC Marathon

Elizabeth Laub is ready to hit the starting line of this year's TCS New York City Marathon.

This former Division I tennis player set her sights on the sport of running after college but setbacks almost had her sitting on the sidelines.

"I'd run a lot, I would get hurt, I would rest. I would run, get hurt, rest, and I felt like I was kind of trapped in this cycle of repeated injuries and nothing was really making it go away," she explained. "And I wasn't even sure why it was happening in the first place. So when I decided that this was the year I was going to take on the marathon, I knew I had to do something different."

She was diagnosed with stress reactions that can lead to stress fractures.

Enter HSS and and its running performance services, connecting Elizabeth with resources like Kate Baird, MA, ACSM-CEP, CSCS, exercise physiologist who offered a more holistic approach to marathon training.

"Like she said, she was kind of stuck in a cycle and she didn't know why this was happening," Baird said. “Between her work with Marci A. Goolsby, MD, sports medicine physician at HSS, Asma Mohammadi PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS, USATF-1, the physical therapist who did her running analysis and introduced her to me - and then the actual programming and the fitness testing, we were able to figure out, I think pretty clearly, what sort of factors were contributing to that and manage them across a 14-week program.”

Read the full article at abc7ny.com.