Story by: Norton Healthcare on January 9, 2017
Whether your training for your first 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon, or you’re a seasoned runner, you should be listening to your body. How are you feeling?
If you feel you can really push it, do it. If you need a break, take it. If you’re not sure you can meet your training plan’s recommended distance on the training guide, start off with a brisk walk and ease into your run.
Overtraining can increase injury. By overusing the same muscles and putting constant pressure on your knees and ankles, you are increasing your chance of shin splints and muscle soreness. Be smart and listen to your body. After all, you won’t meet your goal if you are sidelined by an injury.
Feeling more than a little soreness? Don’t let an injury stop you from reaching your goal. If you are a new runner or training for a long distance race for the first time, you are a higher risk of injury.
Signs of a running injury:
Your training guide provides a list of common running injuries and treatment options if you are experiencing any of the signs of injury listed above.
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