Having an injury while you are running is every runner's fear. For starters, it could be a similar problem too especially if you are just beginning. So for you to eliminate that kind of fear, you have to understand that even when injuries happen, you can basically do something to prevent it from coming. And here's how you might be able to make it.

Stretching is the basics.

In the same way that you walk after you run and don't stop completely, so should you stretch before you put those feet on the road to run and stretch again right after you're finished circling your track. Stretching helps you flex your muscles and ease out the stiffness over them so you feel better. If by chance you forget to do your stretching properly, you are just in for a sore day after your run and be in for a post-injury.

Avoid the physical stress of "too much" or "too many".
"I've trained too much", "run too much", or "there's too many miles" are just some of the common complains that you'll hear with a runner who overdoes things. If running is something of a sports for you or one that keeps your goal of losing weight or you just enjoy doing it, remember that you are doing yourself some good by not overdoing things. Take a time off when you're training and consider a rest day to keep yourself balanced from running by simply doing your usual routines.

Run with the right shoes.

Most injuries are related to choosing a running pair of shoes that has gone wrong. Remember that the cushioning in your shoes is the only protection you have against the shock when your feet is in contact with the ground. Don't let yourself suffer simply because you failed to pick the right shoes. If you don't know how to do it, there are a lot of running shoe guides that talks about the proper choice for running shoes or if you have a trainer that helps with your running, ask him/her. They would surely know better what you need.

Plan your running trail.

Not all running routes are conducive for you to run. Some are too hard to run on the ground is enough to press in shock and pressure into your feet and joints. Others are too soft you might lose your ground and footing. Instead of choosing to run on concrete and asphalt which are the hardest place to run because they'd give you a pain no matter what, choose to run with nature in your mind. Scout around and find a place that's firm enough so you can run and soft enough so it'll cushion the impact of your feet on the ground. Dirt trails and grass are the best running roads for this one.

Find ways to strengthen your body when you're not running.

When you're not running, don't think that you have an easy license to be lazy or gobble up or forget about every bit of training you've put yourself into. If you run for strength, then build that strength even when you're not running. By simply walking or taking an alternate course of swimming and biking would be a good substitute when you take your day off your training to run.

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