There’s obviously many things we can do to reduce our injury risk, but here’s a few to start.
** Run your slow runs slowly! Our slow runs build our aerobic base. We can’t do this if we’re running them too quickly, and continually drifting into into a higher heart rate zone. The slower pace also keeps our overall training load down.
**Rotate your runners. Research shows that rotating between multiple pairs of runners can decrease injury risk by 39%!
**Strength training. Runners are notoriously bad for program hopping, or neglecting strength training altogether. Our bones, muscles, and tendons need to be up to the demand that running puts on them