HOW TO PREVENT INJURIES
Here's how to keep your body in tip top running condition!
Know your limits
Stick to the 10-percent rule: Build your weekly training mileage by no more than 10 percent per week.
Listen to your body
Your body produces signals – aches, soreness, persistent pain – to tell you that something is wrong. Heed it.
Strengthening your hip muscles increases your leg stability down to your ankles. That’s great for preventing injuries.
Use cross training to supplement your running, improve balance, and build muscles in other areas of your body.
Shoes that Fit
Studies show that shoes perform best when they fit best. Ask: “Why is this the best shoe for me?” If your sales person can’t provide a sound answer, find another store.
Shorten your stride
Overstriding is a common mistake that can lead to decreased efficiency and increased injury risk. If you shorten your stride, you’ll land softer with each footfall, incurring lower impact forces.