30 May '15, 2pm

Injured? Find out how to decide whether to skip a race and how to deal with it here:

Injured? Find out how to decide whether to skip a race and how to deal with it here:

One of the single greatest strategies for running healthy and strong is in knowing when to pull out of a race due to injury — one of the hardest decisions a runner can make. When you get injured after signing up and training for an event, your mind still wants to race but your body isn’t able to do so without risk. Just because we are technically able to struggle through a race doesn’t mean we always should. Here is the one question to ask yourself when you’re faced with the decision of whether or not to race due to injury: Can I run without altering my stride due to pain? If the answer is yes, then you’ve got your answer: You can run the race, but modify your expectations, especially if your training wasn’t as complete as it could have been. If the answer is no, it’s best to make the difficult decision to back out of the race and invest in healing and recovery. Running wi...

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