Prevent Injuries From Your 5K Training

Prevent Injuries From Your 5K Training

Overuse injuries such as strains and sprains are common amongst runners during 5k training. The truth is that regardless of the distance, you need to slowly build up your body’s ability over time. What we cover here today will help you avoid getting injured, regardless of the distance you want to run, but is specifically targeted towards those wishing to run a 5K. A 5K is 5,000m or 3.26 miles, a distance that does not seem very intimidating, especially when compared to a Half Marathon (13.1 miles). This is where the problem lies. Most people wouldn't just show up to a half marathon without preparing, but 5Ks are a different story. The short distance deceives people into thinking it is no big deal. They overlook two big points: Difficulty of exercise is relative to that specific individual and what he or she is used to doing on a regular basis. Excelling in one aspect of fitness does not mean you will be great in...
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