Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon
UC Health Flying Pig Wellness Team brought to you by UC Health
Introducing the Flying Pig Wellness Team, a group of health and fitness professionals offering wellness advice, not just during the “Pig” but throughout the year. These podcasts cover such topics as injury prevention, cross training and mental preparation, perfect for you to download to your computers or mp3 players to get wellness tips wherever you are. Our Team will be checking in with you throughout the year, giving you ideas to keep you healthy, motivated and injury-free.

Current Wellness Team articles

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» Food for fall marathon thought

     Brian Adams, MD
Sports Dermatologist
University of Cincinnati

Dr. Adams graduated cum laude from Yale College in 1991, from Yale Medical School in 1995, and attained his Master’s in Public Health from Harvard in 2004. He’s currently the director of dermatology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and associate professor of dermatology at the University of Cincinnati. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed medical articles and frequently lectures nationally, most recently at the Boston marathon. He’s the international expert on Sports Dermatology solo authoring the first ever textbook on the topic. The international Olympic Committee commissioned his authorship for the Olympic medical textbook used by countries’ team physicians.
    David Argo, MD
Beacon Orthopaedics

Dr. David Argo is fellowship trained and board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was also the captain of the varsity soccer team. He has worked extensively with athletes at the high school, college, and professional level, including Oak Hills High School, East Central High School, Cincinnati Cyclones, Cincinnati Reds, Mount Saint Joseph College, and many other local schools and colleges. Dr. Argo’s interests in orthopaedics include the arthroscropic treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee as well as general orthopaedic care. He also has extensive training in joint reconstruction and fracture care.
MP3Dr. Matt Busam talks about overall health and fitness during training.   Matt Busam, MD
Cincinnati Sports Medicine

Dr. Matt Busam is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. As a veteran marathon runner, Dr. Busam has a special interest in all running related injuries. He recently co-edited the American Academcy of Orthoapaedic Surgeons Monograph on Articular Cartilage injuries in the Knee. A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Busam is a member of the “West side Running Club” and serves as the team physician for Elder High School.
  Karen Cosgrove

Karen, 33-year marathon runner, is the driving force behind Miles That Matter -- a sport training program she developed to coach women, men, and teens to be stronger than they ever imagined - with her “can do” attitude. Karen is a two time Olympic Trials Qualifier and has completed 107 marathons, several duathlons, triathlons and cycling events. Prior to founding Miles That Matter, Karen worked with the Leukemia and lymphoma Society, training ordinary people to run an extraordinary distance -- a first marathon. Her areas of expertise include running and walking programs for all levels, strength training for the multi-sport athlete, motivation and fundraising. She promotes that “more is not better - balance is everything”. She believes fitness should be a life-long activity, and done right, it will be. In 18 years of coaching, she has guided 9,000+ people across that finish line and has helped raise over 10 million dollars for many local not-for profit organizations.
    Kristin Leggett, RD, LD
Sports Dietitian

Kristin Leggett attended the University of Cincinnati where she competed as a volleyball player and studied Nutrition and Dietetics. After graduating, she worked as a strength and conditioning assistant at the University of Cincinnati working as the on staff dietitian for the athletes and coaches as well as an assistant strength coach.

After starting an in-home personal training and nutrition business, Body Balance, Kristin continues to enjoy working with both the athlete and recreational athlete. Much of her working time is spent with individuals helping them to develop an overall wellness plan that meets their needs and helps them reach their goals.

Personally, Kristin is married with three children, ages 3,7,9, and teaches them school at home. She loves running, having participated in over 15 marathons, several half marathons, and three half Ironman triathlons.
MP3Stacey McConnell talks about watching for signs of injury, and what you should do to make sure the injury doesn't get worse.   Stacey McConnell, P.T.
Physical Therapist
St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine Center

Stacey is a physical therapist working at St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine in Edgewood, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1991 with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Physical Therapy. Stacey’s primary interest is the rehabilitation of individuals with orthopedic and sports related injuries. He has a special interest in working with recreational and competitive runners, helping them achieve their specific goals. Stacey stays current on latest evaluation and treatment techniques for runners by attending various approved conferences and symposiums. He has also developed area conferences providing the latest health information to runners and health professionals. In the clinic he performs multi-angle video analysis of runners, using the information gained to aid in his evaluation and treatment. Since 2001, Stacey has competed in 10 marathons, his most recent being the 2010 Boston Marathon.
MP3Robin Pendery explains the incremental marathon for school and youth groups, and the importance of good nutrition and exercise for children.   Robin Pendery, MS, RD, LD

Robin is a community dietitian with The Nutrition Council of Cincinnati and the Coordinator of Youth Fitness and Nutrition for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. She received her bachelor degree in Medical Dietetics/Community Nutrition from Penn State University in 1983 and her master’s degree in Nutrition from Miami University of Ohio in 1987. Robin is a competitive swimmer, recreational runner, Labrador walker and occasional triathlete, and has completed over 20 marathons.
  Ryan Smith, MS
Exercise Physiologist/Endurance Coach
859.935.1RUN (1786)

Coach Ryan Smith is an expert in running form, nutrition, and general fitness. Since 1989 he has continued to learn and develop training systems and customized workouts for people of all levels. Ryan is a Level 1 Coach (USA Track & Field, Newton Running), a certified personal trainer (American College of Sports Medicine), a Food Psychology Coach (Spencer Institute), and a SuperHuman Coach. Ryan has a broad base of training, ranging from the Functional Movement Screening to the TRX Suspension Trainer. He’s had the opportunity to train and coach all levels, from beginner runners to ultra-marathoners and Ironman athletes.

Ryan formed Personal Impact, LLC & The Runners’ Clinic to promote healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and improved athletic performance. With knowledge from several realms, Ryan passionately coaches his clients to new heights in all aspects of their lives — from training and nutrition, to rest and recovery — utilizing science and technology to maximize results. Ryan is a sought after speaker on the topics of running & running form, sports performance, fat loss, and nutrition for endurance athletes. Ryan is sponsored by Fitmark bags, Gravity+ Products, and KewlFit Cold Thermo Vests.
MP3Mary Soller discusses the importance of cross training.   Mary Soller
Personal Trainer

Mary is an independent Personal Trainer at The Workout @ Adams Landing. She has over 11 years in clinical research and transitioned from the clinical side of the health world to personal fitness. Mary has competed in duathlons, triathlons, competitive cycling and several marathons with the pinnacle being the Boston Marathon. She has coached individuals from 14-80 years of age to complete their aspirations of running or run/walking any distance. She shares her knowledge by promoting healthy living and brings her positive attitude, motivation and experience to help others achieve their fitness goals. She is certified in Spinning through Mad Dogg Athletics, holds a certification as a Personal Trainer from The American Council on Exercise(ACE)and is a TRX trainer.
MP3Dr. Barbara Walker offers ways to train your mind, as well as your body, to succeed during running and walking events.   Barbara Walker, Ph.D., C.C.
Sport Psychologist
Center For Human Performance

Dr. Walker is a performance psychologist, who provides consultation to high level athletes and business professionals in the area of peak performance. She has earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in exercise and sport psychology, and is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified consultant. Barbara is a regular presenter at national and local professional conferences and workshops, as well as a regular contributor to magazines. She has appeared as a guest expert on multiple radio and television programs. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), as the Professional Services Division Head, and the Cincinnati Flying Pig marathon. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and AASP, as well as a member of the sport psychology registry with the United States Olympic Committee. Barbara demonstrates a passion for peak performance principles applying them in her personal life as a competitive athlete in the sports of marathon, triathlon, and duathlon, where she is currently nationally ranked; lastly, she is currently the Ohio State Time Trialing Champion in her age group.
  Dawn Weatherwax RD, CSSD, LD, ATC, CSC

Dawn Weatherwax is a Registered/Licensed Dietitian with a specialty in Sports Nutrition and Founder of Sports Nutrition 2Go. She is also a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, which is the premier professional sports nutrition credential in the United States. In addition, she is an Athletic Trainer with a Certification in Strength and Conditioning from The National Strength and Conditioning Association. Therefore, she brings a comprehensive and unique understanding of the athlete's body, and its nutritional needs, to those interested in achieving specific performance goals and optimal health. Weatherwax is also the author of The Official Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sports Nutrition. She is an Official Speaker for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and on the approval speaker list for the NCAA. She has also been featured on television shows including: Good Morning America, MSNBC, Geraldo Rivera, and Fox News.

Dawn is an active member in the American Dietetic Association (ADA), Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group (SCAN), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Athletic Training Association (NATA), & Greater Cincinnati Athletic Training Association (GCATA).