by Olympian Jeff Galloway
1. Be aware of irritation of weak links.
- The Key Weak Links are body parts where my runners tend to experience injuries are these: Knees - Feet -Calf - Achilles -Hip - Glute - Piriformis - Sciatica
- But the body parts that YOU need to be aware of are the sites where you are injured or suffer more aches and pains.
- So if you're sensitive to the first indication of irritation in these areas and take immediate action it's possible to avoid injury.
- Training schedule is too intense-not enough rest between stress.
- Adverse Training Components-speed is too fast or has too much, too soon.
- Running form-too long a stride, forward lean, bouncing too high off the ground.
So staying focused on the way one runs and following these guidelines, can often allow runners to maintain a manageable increase without injury
2. Form: shorter stride, feet low to the ground
3. Slower long runs, with more walk breaks
4. Avoid Stretching
5. Be careful when running speed sessions