Dawn was on the course of the NYC Marathon 2016, when her running buddy stopped to see her coach, Jessica...
How did Dawn find #RunPainFree:
Dawn had learned about Jessica and #RunPainFree from her running peers and friends who where already working with her and in the program. While running the 2016 NYC Marathon, she was running with a #RunPainFree runner who stopped to get rolled by Jessica on 1st ave. at mile 18. Soon after Dawn met Jessica at a running group Christmas party, where Jessica addressed on of her other friends knee pain, which sparked Dawn wanting a consult...
What pain was Dawn experiencing?
After the NYC Marathon 2016, Dawn came to us regarding really bad foot and calf cramp she endured during the marathon. She made a promise to herself to get her training in line. Dawn was waring stability sneakers, Jessica immediately told her that was restricting her hip and foot. After assessing Dawn, her IT Band was running havoc along her entire body. Her hip being the largest of all issues, the IT Band was restricting her movement from her hip down to her foot. If your hip is restricted in movement, do not expect any foot movement either. This had been brewing under her for months, she just couldn't feel it, as most people. And, as most people, she listened to uneducated people, and also was a fitted in sneakers that were creating an injury with every step she took.
2 weeks into correction Dawn suffered a metatarsal stress fracture, on her left foo. Her right hip was the root of it all... couple that dysfunction with those immovable sneakers she had on.. it was a recipe for injuries.
After explaining the cause of her stress fracture from her sneaker, she went to her doctor, who confirmed it was her sneakers. The whole reason her foot was vulnerable to be injuries was from her hip, so that hip still needed to be addressed, boot or not. So, we got right to work, IN HER BOOT. When someone goes into a boot, it throws off your hips, being that her hip was already an issue, it was IMPERATIVE that we aggressively address that movement pattern.. especially in her boot, so we corrected the movement pattern AS she healed. Most people stop moving when they go into a boot, generally 6 weeks for this type of injury, then they have PT for 3 months after that, THEN they try and start working out again,... running is months off of that. That puts a person out 6 months, at BEST... that's an entire running season gone! This is why #RunPainFree stands on its own. And why its runners are of the dopest people
Dawn was amazing! She listened, was consistent and tenacious, trusted the process and was out of that boot in 4 weeks, way ahead of schedule!! She ran the NYC half, 2 weeks later, and a full Paris Marathon 2 weeks after that. Who do you know that has a stress fracture, goes into a boot, and is not only out of the boot in 4 weeks, but is running a half and full marathon 2 weeks after? #RunPainFree runners, DAWN, that's who!
How did Dawn start to share #RunPainFree with others?
The #RunPainFree program educates the runner so they can go out into the world and help other runners.
Dawn has come to every #RunPainFree Event to support, and of valuing the program, as well as to share her story with other runners and how #RunPainFree corrected her and has her doing more and more races, bigger goals and progressing. As apart of many running groups, such as Harlem Run, she is a go-to for rolling, and help to her peers. It's becuase of her own injury and 2x correction that she has the knowledge she does and can truly answer questions for runners with educated responses. In one of #RunPainFree summer events in 2017, a question was asked to Jessica on a live stream, and Dawn asked "can I answer it...?" Happily and proudly Jessica said, "go right ahead!"
What are some of Dawn's accomplishments?
Dawn has come through an injury during correction, running Nyc Half, Paris Marathon, Brooklyn half, and completed her correction. A few months later, she joined the program again to solidify her correction and increase her goals. She went on to complete the Palisades Half, Chicago Marathon and NYC Marathon 3 weeks later WTIH a PR in NYC, making her a 3x Marathoner for 2017. PR'ing all over the place. She is of the most knowledgeable runners of the #runpainfree program, because of her time in the program and thereof value of it.
How has Dawn Pace Improved?
The whole purpose of #RunPainFree is to get you pain free and running however much you so choose to. So that YOU are the deciding factor of your runs, not some pain in your body. We create balanced, efficient runners. And Dawn is an example of this!
Starting with us, she was running inefficiently, with having to use too much effort.. due to all her restrictions and the running form building that dysfunction stronger. Dawn was at 14-15 min pace starting Jan 2017, her splits are now Jan 2018 are 11-12's, with effort to spare. Her body works as a UNIT now, and is already prevented other injuries now that she is corrected. Her body tells her immediately when something is off.. so she never runs "off" again, which creates injuries,... now she is preventative!
What is Dawn doing currently?
Dawn is embarking on the the Fred Lebow half marathon, where she got the stress fracture in 2017,...this is her redemption race! She is currently in her second program of #runpainfree, correcting YEARS of dysfunction as she strengthens the preventative movement patterns she's created!
Currently she is headed for
Fred Lebow Half NYC
Cherry tree 10 miler
Wash Heights Salsa 5k
BERLIN Major 2018
NYC Marathon 2018
Dawn is the Epitome of what #RunPainFree is about. We are the ones you come to IN pain or INJUIRED, so we can actually fix you. Dawn trusted the process, listened, did her homework and even with her own doubts of being able to run her 2017 races, she progressed beyond imagination. The more she corrected, the more she shared with her running peers or any runner, really. Dawn sits in a very elite place, for #RunPainFree runners, in that she was in a boot IN her correction, and is a real time example of the power of #RunPainFree, and in that place she upholds the brand with respect and gratitude. A true inspiration to any runner injured, on being strong after injury. She has done this of no influence other than her own, and it is for that reason we are happy to announce her as a #RunPainFree Ambassador!