5 Ways You Can Avoid Running Injury

August 13, 2014 12:36 PM

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5 Ways You Can Avoid Running Injury

There is nothing more upsetting to a runner than suffering an injury. Weeks, months, and even years of training and fitness can be jeopardized by a slip on the ice, a turn of the ankle, or a chronic overuse injury. As runners get closer to their goal race, a paranoia starts to build. Here are some simple ways you can avoid injury and stay sane.

According to the Harvard Gazette, between 30 and 80 percent of all regular runners are injured in a given year. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation narrows it down a bit more, reporting that nearly 70 percent of all runners will become injured. Let's think about that for jus...

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