AVOID­ING IN­JURY

Here’s how WH So­cial Me­dia Editor Francesca Me­nato plans to com­plete the Great South Run in­jury-free

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I’m train­ing with a PT to pre­pare my body for the re­peated im­pact of long-dis­tance run­ning, work­ing on leg, glute, core and back strength. GAIN GRAD­U­ALLY Stud­ies sug­gest the larger the in­crease in mileage, the higher the in­jury risk. I’m struc­tur­ing my train­ing ac­cord­ingly, go­ing up by a max­i­mum of 10% each week. SUP­PORT

I’ll be us­ing a Sim­ply­health Ac­tive plan to help cover the cost of reg­u­lar phys­io­ther­apy and os­teopa­thy. I’m ex­cited to see how this will im­pact my per­for­mance.

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