BOULDER, Colo. -- We really start to step up the mileage in Week 3. Now is a great time to talk about preventing injuries as you continue to train.
BolderBOULDER co-founder and Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter says stretching is the key to any exercise regimen. With running he recommends no static stretching pre-run but instead practicing dynamic stretching before you take off.
Here are some additional tips to prevent soreness or help treat soreness if injuries start to flare up:
Massage is great to help relieve sore muscles. You can use a foam roller every night to break-up spots and work on tight spots.
If you are feeling extra sore, ice for 10-15 minutes to reduce inflation.
If you are having a particularly bad flare up, take the day to rest rather than trying to push it.