Running has become one of the most common forms of physical activity in the world. With its ease of access and low barrier of entry; it can be a community building activity, a personal challenge and most importantly an incredible workout.
It's a sport that most everyone can participate in; all you need is a good pair of shoes (and arguments can be made there) and a little motivation. That being said, running can be extremely hard on your body, especially when you are just starting. We are finding that injuries among runners are very common. For beginners, running form and endurance play a large role in injury rates. From shin splints to muscle strains, no one is immune to getting hurt.
First, what are the most common running injuries?
NOW, how do we avoid and prevent them from happening?!?!