Click the Like button to get updates directly in your Facebook feed

Fitness Tip of the Day: Building Up

Runners who make this common mistake often end up sidelined

“Runners, take note. As you set your goals for 2013, remember that following a healthy progression in your training can help you run more, race faster, and even stay healthy. Don’t just focus on constantly increasing your mileage or speed—schedule workout time that simply maintains your progress. Most injuries happen during the “building” phase of pushing yourself more, so if you constantly push yourself, you put your body at greater risk. Everything from Achilles tendonitis, runner's knee, ITBS, and stress fractures can occur because of inconsistent training. Consistent training over months and even years is critical if you want to reach your potential as a runner, so avoid the temptation to do too much, too soon, too fast.”

—Jason Fitzgerald is a 2:39 marathoner and USA Track & Field certified coach. He is the founder of Strength Running, where you can get the latest training tips in his free email series.

As reported by Bethany Marzewski

Comment on this story

2 Ratings
Related Searches
Like this story? Get the Active Times Updates
Get The Active Times in your inbox

Today on The Active Times
The Active Times Video Network
The Perfect Runner (trailer)
Anthropologist Niobe Thompson takes a look at why humans' biological background makes us so well-suited for running in .

Comment on This Story