So I have just signed up for my first marathon. I have been running for a number of years as well as competitivly swimming, and had previously been training for a marathon a few years ago. I had just done my longest run in the build up to it and was all ready when I got terribly injured and had to withdraw from it. Since i've had on/off problems with my right hip, but it's a lot more manageable.My main question is how best can i prevent this happening again!?! My worries are my knees and hips which I know can be a bit problematic. I do all the obvious - stretch lots, do strength training, do non-weight bearing exercises (lots of swimming!) and eat well, and am not overweight...but I just need any other advice on how to avoid getting injured again! Any new stretches that might help (the ones I do are really just the basics) or vitamins or anything really!
Did you find the original cause of your hip injury and have you dealt with it?
Tb123 is on the money - all the stats and research show that you'll injury the same bit/side time and time again if you don't nail the cause.
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