In­jury Preven­tion

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“Keep do­ing what works; stop do­ing what hurts.” – Erik Sala­mon “Lis­ten to your body.” – Linda Wu “Make sure you stretch be­fore – and, most im­por­tantly, af­ter – a run.”

– Por­tia Gee

“I rest two days a week. And if I have a nig­gle, or didn’t have a good night’s sleep, I won’t at­tempt a run the next morn­ing.”

– Za­heera Mulla

“Al­ways build up your train­ing grad­u­ally. Too much run­ning, too soon, could equal no run­ning for a while.”

– Erza Sher

“Rest when you’re in­jured.”

– Ria­line Steyn

“Reg­u­lar speed­work makes your legs stronger, and there­fore more re­sis­tant to in­jury.”

– Paul Nor­ris

“I avoid risky be­hav­iour, like run­ning too close to traf­fic, or in a dark or poorly lit area.”

– UA Dya­sopi

“I watch where I put my feet, dodg­ing things like branches, bricks and cracks. I’m aware of my sur­round­ings.”

– Keren But­trum

“Be­sides run­ning, I work out at the gym three times a week.”

– Karen Bente Holm­gaard

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