29 Jul '15, 10am

Becoming A Better Runner Through Illness And Injury

First, and perhaps most important, is the value of recognizing and accepting when we need rest and recovery. This is pretty easy to understand when we are injured or sick, but it can be harder to recognize that in most rough patches within races or individual runs the same thing applies. More often than not when we are struggling within a run the most important thing we need to do is to rest and recover. Rest and recovery on the go certainly looks different than rest and recovery over several days or weeks, but the general idea is the same. Slow down, take it easy, and give your body and mind a break from the stress you are inflicting on it. There is typically an urge to keep running as fast as possible (especially within a race), but more often than not, when we are struggling mightily within a run we can slow down and take it easy for a while and bounce back faster and s...

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