Here are three ways to help reduce injuries from the experts with TRIA Orthopaedic Center and HealthPartners Sports Medicine:
- Recover fully from past injuries. A top predictor of running injuries is a history of prior injury. Take an active approach to your recovery by strengthening the prior injured areas.
- Consistency is key. Keep your body accustomed to the impacts of running. If you can’t follow your training for a day, consider jumping rope, jogging in place, or running a few flights of stairs to maintain strength.
- Injuries typically can be connected to too much change. This could be too many added miles, too many hills, or a change in running surface. If you usually run trails and one day you run on a treadmill, consider cutting back your time slightly to help offset the change.