I've trained my share of long distance runners, triathletes and Iron Man competitors, and no matter how fit these die-hard enthusiasts are, they often find their way to my Pilates studio due to a running injury.
Running injuries almost always occur at the hip, knee and ankle due to an imbalance between the large propulsion muscles and the smaller stability muscles surrounding the joint structures of the leg. These smaller muscles are critical for a runner's ability to lift the energetic load of the torso off the legs, reducing the downward impact on the body's lower joints.
What can we do to decrease risk of injury while increasing running performance and endurance? Read my latest MINDBODYGREEN article:
These simple and effective body weight exercises will keep you running for the long-term. Now go get 'em, tiger.
Xoxoxo - Lara