Tips for preventing road race training injuries offered by the Huffington Post.
It is road race season and many of our patients are training for something; whether a 5 or 10k, half marathon, marathon or a triathlon somewhere.
With training comes the wear on the body, and the injuries.
There are ways to train that will minimize the likelihood of a painful injury, that can also derail your training for that race, something that is unproductive and surely not fun.
Recently, the Huffington Post offered some sound advice for anyone training for a future race. Check this out
How To Train For A Road Race Without Getting Injured
Repeat after us: Do not over train.
Senior Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post
Running is hard. And if you haven”™t hit the track or treadmill in months, the prospect of getting back into an exercise routine can be downright daunting.
That”™s not to say it isn”™t worth it: The benefits of regular exercise are both plentiful and proven: exercise can make you happier, ward off chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer, and can even help you sleep better.
Need a little extra motivation? Sign up for a road race. Setting a specific goal, then making a financial commitment to participate, can be a powerful incentive to lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement.
Unfortunately, newbie runners have a relatively high risk for injury, according to a 2014 study. The study, published in the journal Plos One, found that 25 percent of novice runners got hurt after logging just 23 training miles, with injuries including shin splints, knee problems, Achilles issues and plantar fasciitis.
But fear not. We asked two fitness experts for insider training tips to help anyone safely turn into race runners. Here”™s what they said: