With their relentlessness, runners tend to push themselves beyond their limits – which is why it is hard for them to stay injury-free. Common running injuries include shin splints, runner’s knee and achilles tendonitis, all which can put you out of running for weeks.
To prevent yourself from being sidelined, learn to stop when the first sign of pain hits you. One or two missed runs is better than a month’s layoff. Take it easy or rest for the next few days before slipping into your running shoes again.
If you have just recovered from an injury, here are tips to help you get back into running – stronger and faster.