08 Aug '17, 10am

8 things new runners over 40 need to know:

8 things new runners over 40 need to know You have a lot to gain from running - but it’s important to avoid injury. By Sarah Klein Posted on May 24, 2017 Share Tweet Share Pin Email Toggle Maybe you haven’t run since you were 16. Maybe you’ve literally never gone for a jog. But that doesn’t mean you can’t become a runner after 40, says Gordon Bakoulis, 56, a certified running coach and Olympics-qualifying marathoner. “Everyone’s a runner. Some people just haven’t discovered it yet - and it’s never too late.” But here’s the thing: Becoming a runner in your 40s isn’t quite like picking up the sport in your 20s. When you’re older, muscles take longer to repair themselves post-workout, making pulled hamstrings , knee problems and other aches and pains more of a risk for runners over 40, according to a Current Sports Medicine Reports study. So before you lace up your trainers a...

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