How to run free

Running injury prevention is a very important topic, especially if you are training for longer distances like a half or full marathon. There is no one reason why runners get injured, but there is a pretty consistent interaction of factors that play a role in most runner injuries. Factors commonly recognized include muscle weakness, inadequate flexibility, training errors, poor or incorrect running shoes, and poor or abnormal biomechanics.

Knowing how to train properly and safely is crucial to staying injury-free. Here are some ways you can stay injury-free.

Build mileage gradually

Listen to your body

Strength training

Stretching

RICE

Do not race or do speedwork too often

Cross train

Wear properley fitted shoes

Run on a level surface

Information courtesy of Cole’s therapy & injury clinic

 

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