Pilates for running
Running and jogging get a lot of bad press, it’s bad for your knees, some saying that 80% of runners get injured.
Most injuries are reportedly caused by over use (overloading something too often), but could this be misuse rather than overuse?
Runners knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome) is very common.
Some other common running problems are:
- Achilles tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon)
- Plantar fasciitis (pain in the sole of the foot)
- Shin splints (pain in the front of the lower leg)
- Illiotibial band syndrome (pain running down the outside of the leg)
If one muscle is a little to tight and another is a bit weak, then perhaps they are not working together to align the bones, keeping the joint spaces optimal.
If the soft tissue and muscles are not working to distribute the tension evenly, then another area gets to much strain or tension instead, leading to the pain you experience.
This can lead to a whole series of problems, including those listed above.
I run, not far and not fast, but I run. With the correct training programme, that includes progression specific to you, exercises to strengthen your core, your hips, legs and back and a stretching and self massage programme, most people can learn to run.
Best of all, they can learn to do this pain free! At home – replace your trainers every 400-600 miles.
Do not increase your programme by more than 10% at a time, your bones and joints often need more time to train than your cardiovascular system.
The most common mistake people make is to run: to far, to fast to soon, they experience pain and decide running is not good for them.
Remember to stretch when you finish.
“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.”
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