Baby steps: Avoid injuries and make this your best running year yet
As runners, we tend to be incredibly focused. Just ask your non-running friends. Though being fully engaged in an activity we love can be a good thing, therein hides a potential problem. Joe Henderson, the first editor of Runner's World magazine, wrote an article years ago that described the evolution of a typical runner. He observed that most runners start out as joggers seeking to improve health. It may be to lose some weight, or it may have even been a high school coach trying to get you into shape for your "real" sport.
Jan 22, 2014 4:46 PM