A lot of times we can do fairly simple things to help prevent injury when we start to increase our running. One of the easiest things to concentrate on is foot strike. Landing on your heal while running causes a chain reaction of pressure all the way up through your hips. This will cause unnecessary wear and tear on your body. The more you improve your running form the less likely you are to have injury and therefore running will continue to be fun. When it is fun (and doesn’t hurt) it is a lot easier to stick with a training plan.
If you have any questions feel free to join a Run Richmond Group Run on a Saturday morning and we can chat.