Tuesday, May 10, 2011

10 commandments for staying injury free

Looking through some old Runners World booklets for an article on collapse point. Didn't find what I was looking for, but this instead. (circa 1986) Someone's more modern version. Found this instead of a picture of the tablets.

I. Thou shalt not become a slave to running
II. Thou shalt not train on legs that are dead
III.Thou shalt not experiment with a different pair of shoes during a race
IV. Thou shalt not run through any type of muscular or skeletal pain
V. Thou shalt not attempt to make up miles "lost" due to injury
VI. Thou shalt not increase mileage by more than 10% each year
VII.Thou shalt not do more than one long run per week
VIII.Thou shalt not do more than one hard workout on successive days
IX. Thou shalt not get carried away by an exceptional race and immediately plunge
into a higher level of training
X. Thou shalt not be afraid to rest


Anonymous said...

We are not keeping the origional ten well, what makes you think we need ten more to keep???K

William said...

Breaking commandments VIII, IX, and X have resulted in
injury for me.

Also is the commandment, "Thou shalt warmup thoroughly before speed workouts."

High rep resistance training 3x a week and daily dynamic stretching have brought me back from and prevented injuries, particularly quad and ham.

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Your spot is very inspiring. I'll run on weekends.