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Preventing Running Injuries

Geoffrey (Geoff) Scovil, an accomplished habeas corpus attorney and solo practitioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico, maintains an active, outdoor lifestyle when he has a break from his work as an attorney. Geoff Scovil not only enjoys hiking and playing several sports, but he is also an avid runner.

For runners, some of the most common injuries result from the join stress and repetitive movements inherent with the activity. However, through proper training progression, runners can often prevent overuse injuries. If you are new or have not run in a while, starting slowly promotes muscle conditioning and decreases your risk of injury. For instance, a regular walking program strengthens joints and tendons, while cross-training exercises helps with building stamina until your body is fully ready for running. Regardless of the preparation, runners should learn to recognize their limits and understand when to increase exercise intensity and when to pull back.

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