Dr. Josef Geldwert to Head the Medical Team For the 2017 NYC Triathlon

Posted by on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Can you feel the excitement in the air? The 17th annual NYC Triathlon is almost upon us! On July 16th, thousands of athletes will flock to New York City for a 1,500m swim, 40K bike ride, and 10K run. A Central Park festival and awards ceremony take place after the big race to celebrate individual achievements.

The time to beat from last year is 1 hour, 48 minutes, 31 seconds for men, and 1 hour, 57 minutes, 59 seconds for women. Last year’s top finishers were from Colorado and Missouri, but a local Brooklyn resident finished in third place for the men, and another New York City resident came in fifth for women.

Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, leading Manhattan foot/ankle specialist and founder of The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, will lead the medical team for the NYC Tri. They’ll be busy treating any acute injuries that arise over the course of the event. In this interview, Dr. Geldwert explains what can be expected from such an intense physical competition.

The NYC Triathlon is an intense event, and Dr. Geldwert will be running the event's medical team.
The NYC Triathlon is intense, and Dr. Geldwert will be running the event’s medical team. Image Source: Flickr user Peter Galvin.

NYC Sports Medicine Doctors Recommend City Running Tours

Posted by on Friday, June 9th, 2017

As avid runners, the podiatrists and sports medicine doctors at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine love any chance to get outdoors, clock our miles, and keep our feet stretched. In our opinion, running is one of the best ways to strengthen the muscles of the foot and ankle to ensure greater mobility for years to come. City Running Tours is one of the local operators offering a chance to jog around and learn about different parts of our beautiful NYC. And their tagline, “Sweat and sightsee in New York City,” sounds like a good motto to us!

How To Celebrate Global Running Day 2017 in New York City

Posted by on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

New York City is a great place to be every day, but especially today—Global Running Day! There are many ways to celebrate around the city, whether you are a runner yourself or you just want to support loved ones who are passionate about staying active. This year, young runners can pledge to be a part of the Million Kid Run, and adults can participate in free events in all five boroughs.

NYC Sports Doctors Discuss Activities at the New Balance Run Hub and NYRR Run Center

Posted by on Friday, May 12th, 2017

The New York Road Runners Club headquarters opened up this past January at 320 West 57th Street in Manhattan—a perfect location for runners in all five boroughs. It’s located just southwest of Central Park, near Columbus Circle. The NYC sports doctors at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine discuss all you can do at this new run hub.

The NYRR creates a community for those interested in running.
The NYRR creates a community for those interested in running. Image Source: Flickr user Ryan Knapp.

Explore NYC With the NY Road Runners’ Running History Tour

Posted by on Friday, April 14th, 2017

Check your calendar! The NY Road Runners Club is featuring a hot-selling (and FREE!) running history tour, but you’d better sign up fast. There is just one date remaining on May 20th at 11 a.m.! “These tours are a great way to liven up your routine,” says Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, a board-certified surgeon at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. “You’ll have an even better appreciation for the landscape on your runs once you’ve learned more about the city’s history,” he explains.

Learn more about the history behind your favorite NY running spots.
Learn more about the history behind your favorite NY running spots. Image Source: Wikimedia user Masen.

Love To Dine & Dash? Try These Weird NYC Food Runs

Posted by on Friday, March 3rd, 2017

We are blessed to live in New York City, where the food is amazing and there are ample places to run. If you like to eat in this city, you pretty much have to run to keep your physique in order! There are races every month to keep you busy. Food runs have been a popular pastime among college students who love daring each other to accomplish wacky feats. So far, there are two foodie races in NYC to choose from this — the New York City Pizza Run and the New York City Cupcake Run — and for good cause.

Imagine running two miles, while eating three slices of pizza? (Image Source: IDreamofPizza.com)
Imagine running two miles, while eating three slices of pizza? (Image Source: IDreamofPizza.com)

Know Before You Go: Take A Virtual Walking Tour of Central Park

Posted by on Friday, February 17th, 2017

If you’ve never been to New York City’s Central Park, the thought of navigating its 843 acres can seem daunting. The six-mile perimeter stretches from Central Park West to Fifth Avenue, and from 59th to 110th. Here’s the good news: you can now take a virtual walking tour of Central Park before you plan your visit.

central park
New York’s Central Park is massive, but well worth planning a visit. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

NYC Podiatrist Recommended Running Routes: Riverside Park

Posted by on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Looking for a good run in the NYC area to break up the monotony? NYC foot and ankle specialists at The Center For Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine recommend Riverside Park, which spans four miles from 72nd to 158th streets. Situated along the scenic Hudson River and designed by famed developer Frederick Law Olmsted, Riverside Park is widely regarded as Manhattan’s “most spectacular” waterfront run.

riverside park run
You’ll love the view of cherry blossoms on the Riverside Park run, but that’s not all — you also have spectacular waterfront scenery! (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)

Ed Whitlock: 85 And Still Winning Marathons

Posted by on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

In October, 85-year-old Ed Whitlock became the oldest person to finish the 26.2 miles of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in less than four hours. Our NYC podiatrists are always fascinated by these larger-than-life personalities who have somehow evaded all the typical signs of old age and stuck with a rigorous training schedule without injury. Here’s Ed’s story …

NYC Foot Paths & Runs: The Hudson River At Night

Posted by on Friday, January 6th, 2017

“Of all the physical changes in New York City over recent decades, few are as dramatic as the transformation of the lower Hudson,” Brian Fidelman wrote for NY TimesPerhaps there is no better place to run after work, now that the dusk is upon us much quicker. It’s a solid 12-mile run if you’d like to do the entire Hudson River Greenway from Fort Tryon Park near Dyckman Street, through Battery Park City near the 9/11 Memorial, and on through Fort Washington Park, Riverside Park, Hudson River Park, and Riverbank State Park. The shorter variation is a pleasant five miles.

Hudson River run
The Hudson River run is one of the best places to see the sunset. (Image Source: Wikimedia.org)