Are you a runner trying to stay healthy but can’t train because pain is stopping you from meeting your running goals?
For me, there is no better feeling than starting my day off on the right foot hitting the pavement with a nice run. Running helps put me in the proper mindset to tackle the day no matter how busy or stressful the previous day was. The benefits of running include:
How can you meet your running goals whether it is to run 1 mile or 26.2?
TRAIN to Run…..Don’t run to train
This is a key distinction because running in some communities gets a bad rap…Running does not cause arthritis (no research studies have ever proven this). However, running can lead to musculoskeletal pain if you do not train correctly and prep the body for the loads it will incur with running.
Here are my 5 tips to help you meet your 2019 running goals:
To summarize, it is important to not just go out and run for exercise but to train your body properly in order to be able to run happy and healthy. Making sure your weekly routine highlights your running muscles, performing exercises with your foot on the ground, adding in plyometric or jump training, taking care of your soft tissue, and properly adding in mileage and speedwork have helped myself as well as many of the runners I work with on a daily basis.
Have you wondered what it will cost you in the long run if you continue to run through pain?
Have you seen other medical providers in the past that just tell you to stop running?
Do you want to shave time off your next 5k or half marathon?
We have a unique treatment approach that focuses on solving these problems with our clients.
Our goal is to help keep you active and on the road, while recovering from injury by guiding you in ways to modify your training, rather than eliminating running!
If you’re in the Wallingford, CT area and are a runner that has been dealing with injuries we can help. We’d love to chat for a few minutes and see if you are a good fit for what we do. Fill in the contact request and we’ll set up a free 10-minute phone consultation with a doctor of physical therapy
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