Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I ended up injured and on crutches last year. Because of that experience, I am reading everything I can about preventing running injuries. I have also taken a Good Form Running clinic to make sure my run form is as healthy as possible. Today, I read an injury prevention article in Runner's World. They lay out 10 rules for injury prevention. I am following all of them right now. I am trying to improve my stretching and my strength training. If you are a runner who has experienced injury in the past, or a new runner looking to avoid injuries, I recommend you read the article and check out the Good Form Running site.
Here are the rules. The article expands and explains them.
Know Your Limits
Listen to Your Body
Consider Shortening Your Stride
Use Strength Training To Balance Your Body
Run on a Level Surface
Don't Race Or Do Speedwork Too Often
Stretch the Back Of Your Legs
Cross-Training Provides Active Rest and Recovery
Get Shoes That Fit