I ran competitively for 9 years. I raced distances from the 800m on the track to 10km on the road.
Known for it’s high incidence of overuse injuries, the running daemons got me twice – once I rolled my ankle (3rd degree sprain; obviously not an overuse injury) and another time I had IT Band Syndrome. That’s the nature of the sport though…running is a repetitive action-type sport, which invites overuse-type injuries.
Some people are more predisposed to getting injured than others. It could be genetics, running biomechanics, strength/weakness, previous injury and/or poor programming. There are many factors which makes it difficult to decipher an exact cause to each type of running injury out there.
My friend Lou Schuler (an award winning fitness journalist and author of the popular New Rules of Lifting book series) asked me a few questions about running injuries for his latest feature on Men’s Health titled Is Your Body Made For Running?
Check out my quotes and the article here: