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Becoming injured is the one thing that worries runners the most. The last thing they
want to be is sidelined by an injury or a “glitch”
and not be able to get their workout in.Runners just want to be able to run and enjoy their runs pain free.
My name is Judy Mick, and I've been running since 1978. I started running in college fora couple of reasons, the main one was to try to get off the excess pounds that seem tomagically appear during this time.
Running was something that I came to enjoy. It's a great and healthy lifestyle and I can'timagine a day not running. In fact, I haven
t missed a day of running since 1985
yes, Irun every day!
I've been lucky in the fact that I've never had a serious injury. The basic reason for thisis that I listen to what my body is telling me. I feel that this is most important to yourrunning health.
Some days you are just going to feel better than others. You need to come to thatrealization and be alright with that fact. Your running schedule is a guideline for you touse - not set in stone. It's alright to made allowances or changes if you are not feelingwell.
If you are planning a long run for a certain day, you get up and feel pretty lousy - it's OKto put your run off a day until you feel better. Make sure, though, that you really arefeeling bad and not using it as an excuse.
Start out on your run and see how you feel after a mile or so. Sometimes you just needto get everything warmed up and the "cobwebs" out - and sometimes you just know it'snot the day. It's better to finish a shorter run and feel alright, than to force yourself to runlong. If you force yourself, you may not complete the run and then feel lousy.
There's also a difference between pushing yourself when you feel good and when you just aren't quite with it. It's OK to push yourself to longer distances or faster runs if all iswell. That's a great feeling!