You should be reaching your peak mileage in your training programme around now. Training hard shouldn’t mean picking up an injury. However, it’s a time when injuries can occur as your body responds to increased intensity.
If you’re unsure of whether to run through a ‘good pain’ or a ‘bad pain’ then seek advice. Many of those who have to withdraw, have allowed a mild condition to get out of control.
* poor training habits
* incorrect trainers or foot biomechanics
* calf tightness or overload
* quadriceps or iliotibial band (ITB) tightness or overload
* weak gluteals (pelvic stabilisers)
* poor core control
Click here for body chart information on common injuries.