3 TIPS TO AVOID INJURY WHEN TRAINING FOR A MARATHON
by Guy Rogers, Lead Physiotherapist & Running Expert.
It’s London Marathon this weekend so we thought we’d share some top tips for anyone looking to get there trainers on and start running!
1. AVOID OVER-STRIDING
When you over-stride the ground reaction forces acting on your body will increase and your hip, knee and ankle can feel the brunt of this. Avoiding an over stride helps to improve force absorption through the body therefore reducing risk of injury!
2. INCREASE YOUR CADENCE
Speed those legs up! Taking more strides will help to reduce your stride length literature suggests aiming for a cadence of 170 strides per minute. Depending on your level of experience as a runner this can be too high and difficult to achieve straight away. Find out your baseline and gradually build up!
3. DO CROSS TRAIN
No we don’t mean an eliptical trainer! We mean vary your training, work on your strength, particularly on a single leg to help challenge your core. You can’t go wrong getting strong! It will also help improve your performance!
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