According to PT Rob, running is a great way to get exercise and increase stamina and endurance. Check out these tips before you lace up your shoes, especially if you’re planning to run long distances.
- Increase your weekly mileage by no more than 10 percent per week.
- While increasing mileage, drop your mileage by 20 to 30 percent every fourth week to allow your body to recover.
- Take a rest day when pain is present during your run, or when you have to alter your gait pattern.
- Set short and long-term goals to keep yourself motivated.