5 pieces of advice if you want to avoid running injuries

5 pieces of advice if you want to avoid running injuries

Most runners have tried being in pain and perhaps even sustained an injury. Its always tough and therefore I will give you 5 pieces of advice, so you have a better chance to avoid getting a running injury. 

First we need to focus on fundamental issues. We get injured because we do too much too fast. Injuries occur when we put too much load on a particular area of the body in too short an amount of time for the body to cope with the load. Therefore you need to pay attention to the fact that you must control the amount, intensity and frequency of your workouts to adapt it to your needs and limit. 


1)      Listen to your body

Its not you who must adapt to your workouts, its your workouts that must be adapted to you. If you are in pain, feel very tired or you are very sore, its a good idea to take a rest. 


2)      Versatile training

It can be a really good idea to add other kinds of training to your workout routine. Strength training makes your muscles and tendons stronger and more resistant to the risk of overload. Cycling protects your tendons and joints more than running at the same time as you work on your circuit.  


3)      Recovery

Remember that before hard training you need to recover properly. So, pay attention to what you do in between your training sessions and remember to get enough sleep. 


4)      Structurize your workouts

Your circuit adapts quickly - your tendons and joints don´t. This means that it takes a lot longer for tendons and joints to adapt to the amount of training you expose your body to. Therefore it can be a really good idea to slow down your progress more than you really want to. 


5)      Mix up different styles of running 

Did you also hear that it is best to run in a certain way? And the best option is apparently to land on your mid- or forefoot? The truth is that there is no correct standard for how you should run as you don´t take away the load by running in a certain way, you just move the load to another part of the body. This means that it can be valuable to mix up different styles of running as you transfer the load of schocks you receive during your landing that goes through your body. 


Bonus tip!

Its a good idea to replace your running shoes frequently and have different kinds of running shoes for different kinds of training. A shoe which is well suited for your training where the sole isn´t too worn provides optimal comfort and support. With the right choice of shoes you can reduce the load on the body and increase your joy of running. 


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