5 ways of Preventing Running Injuries

Even the most seasoned runner can get a running injury, but there are precautions you can take to lower your risk. These five tactics can aid in preventing running injuries and keeping you on the road, from increasing strength and flexibility to including rest and recuperation days.

5 ways of Preventing Running Injuries

1. Cross Train with Strength Training

Running isn’t just about running. You must build a strong foundation to ensure those legs can carry you through the distance and avoid knee and hip injury.


2. Rest and Recovery

As the saying goes: “Rest is part of the training”  You can only progress if you give yourself time to recover so that the body can rebuild itself.


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3. Wear the right shoes

No two people have exactly the same foot; manufacturers have divided shoes into categories: Cushioning, Stability, and Motion Control. Within these three categories, there can be a lot of variation, but it is a good base guide.


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4. Keep Hydrated

Keeping the body hydrated during the race ensures that you are in ultimate peak performance. Drink lots of water to keep yourself from dehydration, and remember to take in protein and carbs-based snacks post-run to replenish your glycogen levels


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5. Program your training

Following a realistic plan will help you improve faster than simply winging it. Realistic might mean not pushing yourself too fast, too soon, and risking overtraining.

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In Short: Stick to the 10% rule, spend 10 minutes on your warm-up and cool down, and include weight-training sessions to support your running program. Most importantly, get your doctor’s advice before you take training seriously if you have a pre-existing condition.

Run Safe, Run Happy.

Cheers! (:

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