Thursday, July 15, 2010

Training Tip Thursday

"Avoiding repetitive stress syndrome -
Most running injuries occur early on, and are usually the result of doing too much, too soon, with too little rest - then continuing to run after feeling the first hint of pain. Begin training at a relatively easy level and make only moderate weekly increases in distance or speed (not both at the same time). On alternate weeks slightly decrease the intensity or duration of your workouts, and increase again the following week. Using this "leap frog" approach, instead of unrelenting increases, will help you avoid the pitfalls of repetitive stress, and will result in greater fitness gains."


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