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Many people often tend to think that injuries are caused mostly because of overtraining. They're not, and are arguably caused by small imbalances in the muscles of the athlete's legs. Many professional runners, including world-renown Zola Budd, prefer to use methods involving kinesiology to fix such problems. Ms. Budd is now 48, and just won her age group in South Africa's largest ultra marathon: Comrades!
Contributed by Lisa Pieterse
Cross-training is a beneficial way to train. It is great for those days when you want to mix up your routine due to monotony or as a challenge. As a runner, even on your "off days" you can find exercises that are going to contribute to your technique, stamina, and body mechanics.
Contributed by Kristin Bonstingl