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Healthy Running Step by Step by Robert Forster, Roy Wallack

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1 Why Runners Get Hurt

Injuries are inevitable due to overuse, lack of recovery, poor diet, lousy form, and failure to shore up your infrastructure and create a fat-burning engine. Here, Bob Forster explains how to keep your running safe.

One of the most basic rules of sports medicine is, “You need 2 days off from running for every day that you’ve run in pain.” So if you’ve felt some pain for a week, then you should not run for 2 weeks. If all you remember from this book is that rule, you might add decades to your running career.

It became clear to me in my first years as a physical therapist that most running injuries are actually overuse injuries, ...

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