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Old 15th Feb 17, 08:57 PM
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Injury prevention when you're 48 yo

I was injured with achilles tendonopathy (tendinitis I believe it's also call) and concerned about what injuries I might be prone to at my age.

I've been injury free so far for 9 years because I warm up before and stretch after every run. My physio said as I get older my body doesn't repair quickly between runs as I'm 48 yo.

What else should I be doing to prevent injury ?

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Old 16th Feb 17, 10:57 AM
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I'm 84 years old - and never stretch before a run! I just start slowly and gradually get into my stride as I warm up. I stretch AFTER my runs and also use The Stick on quads, hams and calf muscles to counteract any stiffness or shortening of those muscles.
I take a protein drink immediately after my run to start the process of rebuilding broken down cells. In my case that drink is a glass of Belgian double chocolate flavoured milk bought from my local supermarket. It's delicious, I really look forward to it and I'll swear I can feel it working and doing me good!
I wear an Orthoheel length insert in ALL my shoes to take the strain off achilles tendons and calf muscles.
All my running and training has been off-road - except when racing. I don't race any more but just bumble around the countryside for pleasure and enjoyment.
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Old 16th Feb 17, 04:53 PM
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Exactly the same as Gordon, i never stretch before a run (or after for that matter these..bad habbit really). I just always keep first few miles very easy no matter what type of run I do, and just listen to your body.
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Old 17th Feb 17, 10:08 AM
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Mobilising your joints before warming up is a good idea but not definitely not static stretching. Save that for after.

The best injury prevention measure is to get strong. A strong body is a robust body. So adds good strength training regime to your exercise program and you'll be well on your way
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Old 17th Feb 17, 01:19 PM
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The best injury prevention measure is to get strong. A strong body is a robust body. So add good strength training regime to your exercise program and you'll be well on your way
Knowledgeable people keep telling me I should do more strength training as I get older. If only I could motivate myself!
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Old 18th Feb 17, 03:19 AM
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Thank you for the replies. Really helpful. Question: I'm a bit of a video addict so are there any helpful video's on strength training ? (like tutorials or self-help or similar)
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