It’s a physiological fact that the constant use of a muscle, tendon or joint without a break will result in earlier fatigue and reduced work potential. Continuing to run/walk when the muscle is extremely fatigued increases the quantity of micro-tears dramatically and is a major cause of injury.
By pacing conservatively and by inserting walk breaks early and often, you will gain a great deal of control over the fatigue process. You’ll empower the muscles to maintain resiliency and capacity. This lowers the chance of breakdown, by significantly reducing the accumulating damage that leads to injury.
Aggravating Factors: prior damage, body weight, speed, stride length, bounce off of the ground, stretching
How do you know if you are injured? When you notice any of these symptoms, take at least a day or two off from running (always be sensitive to your weak links):
- Inflammation – swelling, puffiness or thickening
- Loss of function – the area doesnt work correctly or move normally
- Pain – if the pain does not go away as you get warmed up and walk slowly, or the pain increases, STOP!
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Join us in Atlanta for the 2016 Jeff Galloway Race Weekend! To register or find out more information on the JG 13.1 race, Barb’s 5K, Fit Kids Run and other weekend events go to: https://jeffgalloway131.com New this year: THE DOUBLE G!
Register for the Double G and get a JG-branded puffer vest – while supplies last!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to complete the First Annual Double G! The Double G includes everything you love about the Jeff Galloway Race Weekend (the JG 13.1, Barb’s 5K, and the Jeff Galloway Race expo) with a 3rd medal for completing both races!
If you can’t join us in Atlanta, consider our Virtual JG 13.1 and Barb’s 5K: https://jeffgalloway131.com/virtual-jeff-galloway-13-1-and-5k