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CEC’s for RRCA Certified Coaches at the 54th Annual Convention

RRCA Certified Coaches are encouraged to attend the 54th Annual RRCA Convention to take advantage of four great hours of continuing education opportunities as part of the overall convention education session offerings.  There is no additional fee to attend these sessions, they are included as part of the convention registration fee.  Learn more about the Convention including the detailed education sessions and keynote speakers.

Rethink Recovery with Lowfat Chocolate Milk: Nature’s Recovery Drink

Presented by Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D.  Clark, an internationally known registered dietitian, board certified specialist in sport dietetics, and author of the best-selling, Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, will lead the “refuel clinic.” Learn about post-exercise recovery, specifically surrounding lowfat chocolate milk and its many benefits including the perfect carb to protein ratio, 9 essential nutrients and electrolytes.  This session will touch on different studies done across the nation on recovery and offer tips on how athletes can rebuild and refuel their muscles.

The Adolescent Athlete

Richard P Erali, DPM, will lead the session with a focus on the common injuries of the adolescent runner - their biomechanics and anatomies, diagnoses and treatments.Dr. Erali is a native of New York and is board certified in podiatric surgery. He has practiced podiatry for 32 years. He is a graduate of Cornell University, earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Cortland State Teachers College and received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Erali specializes in corrective foot surgery, pediatric foot evaluations, nail care, diabetic foot care, sports medicine (running clinics) and traumatic injuries. Dr. Erali has a special interest in working with runners.  He is an RRCA Certified Coach and has run in more than 30 marathons.

Preventing and Overcoming Running Injuries

Ellen Walker PT-Senior Physical Therapist at Summa Health System Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Tallmadge Recreation Center will lead this session focused on preventing and recovering from running injuries. Walker assists the Medical Director for the Akron Marathon in coordinating medical services along the race course and at the finish area medical tent. She has spoken to various professional and community groups on the topics of running gait analysis and common running injuries and prevention. She is an avid runner completing 14 marathons and 27 half marathons in her 30+ years on the road, trail and track. She has been a coach for youth cross country and track programs for 7 years.

Nutrition and How it Affects Your Body as You Age

Ashley Hofeditz, a Memphis based registered dietitian certified by the American Dietetic Association in weight management, will lead this session focused on how nutrition affects your running as you age. 



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