3 tips to avoid INJURY when RUNNING

These tips were given to me when I first started running,  so I thought I’d pass them along to you.  Hopefully you will find them as useful as I did to avoid injury when running especially if you have started up running recently. 

1.Check your runners.

It’s important to look at the age and the quality of your runners before hitting in the pavement. If your runners are old it’s important to update them.  There are a couple of things you can check to find out if it is time to go shopping for new runners. Look at the wear on the soles to check – if they look worn or the patterns on the bottom are no longer visible then it’s time to update. Observing if the heels are wearing on one side may indicate a pronation problem which may need further investigation. 

2. Try to run on a track or grass.

Avoid concrete as this can be very harsh on the joints. Especially if increasing your kilometres. Another great way to work on your pace and increase your km is interval training. Walk/jog /sprint. Vary the time and repetitions.

3. Stretch

Stretch regularly, especially after run when you have warmed up. Foam roll and spiky ball muscles that you find get particularly tight.. It’s also important to have days off between your runs to let your body rest. You will find your able to get more out of your next run. 

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