Injury prevention!

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18/11/2012 at 17:43

Hey everyone,

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! 

Thanks

18/11/2012 at 18:08

Did you find the original cause of your hip injury and have you dealt with it?

18/11/2012 at 18:11

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.

18/11/2012 at 20:46
Finding the cause is the best prevention as im sure the above agree

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