Injury and Recovery: How to Become a Durable Runner

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Once you start racking up the mileage, there are two issues that can halt your progress as a runner: injuries and recovery times.

They are closely related. A failure to let your body recover between runs can dramatically heighten your risk of injury. And when injury strikes, the enforced recovery period can throw your entire training plan out of the window. Let’s look at some healthy habits to keep you on the road!

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Healthy Habits to Speed Up Recovery Between Runs

It never fails to amaze us how many runners will fail to do a simple cool down at the end of a tough workout. Nobody likes running with aches and pains, which should be all the reason not to skimp on your post-run recovery!

Take care of your body between runs and you will speed up recovery times, reduce your risk of injury, and prep those all-important muscles to fire to their potential on Race Day. Below we look at some healthy habits that will complement your training plan:

How To Deal With Aches, Pains & Sprains

Running is a high-impact exercise. As much as we’d love to do it every day, our bodies pay a price for those long, hard miles. Avoiding injury is always better than treating it after the event — but we can’t always be so lucky. Aches, pains, sprains… they’re all part of the running game. Let’s take a look at what you can do minimise your risk of long-term injury, and to overcome those daily niggles.

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“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

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Build a Sustainable Training Plan to Beat Your Best

Every aspect of training is easier if you can avoid injury. Runners who take care of their bodies are able to push harder, recover faster and ultimately deliver better times on Race Day. Huge gains are possible if you find the perfect balance between training and recovery.

Our training guides are designed to help you crank through the gears and post a Personal Best. Check out our resources below to get in superior shape, plan your next race, and fuel your body well for optimum performance.

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