In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100% pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout.  The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so slight) disturbance - a tender foot, a tight hamstring, a whiny knee.

While these nagging issues often aren't serious enough to require a time-out, they are annoying, especially when they don't let you fully enjoy your time on the roads.

Golden Rules of Injury Prevention

Prevention is better than a cure.  Follow these time-tested principles to get to the starting line feeling healthy and strong.


5 most common running injuries

Running injuries usually happen when you push yourself too hard. The way your body moves also plays a role.  You can prevent many of them.  Here's how recognise the most common running injuries and how to rehabilitate.