Injury Prevention Checklist



Injury Prevention Checklist

by Super Dave, Industry Expert

Two-thirds of runners will experience an injury this year. Most of these are preventable. It shouldn't be much of a surprise to you that common sense plays a big role in preventing injuries. Along with that though you need to follow some basic rules. The checklist below will help you determine if you are in prime shape or ready to lose running days to injury. If you answer no to 3 or more you should consider making changes right away.


Do your shoes fit properly? Yes No
Do your socks fit your foot properly in your shoe? Yes No
Do you have less than 350 miles on your current shoes? Yes No
Have you been running in the same shoe for less than 6 months? Yes No
Do you have more than one shoe you run in? Yes No
Are you warming up adequately before each workout? Yes No
Are you using the "rule of thumb" to identify potential injuries? Yes No
Are you cooling down after each workout? Yes No
Are you dressing (layering) properly to prevent chilling or overheating? Yes No
Are you getting enough rest between workouts? Yes No
Are you following the 10% rule? Yes No
Are you running with runners of your equal or less than your own ability? Yes No
Are you sleeping well? Yes No
Are you resting a current injury? Yes No
Are you following the 10% rule after a recent injury? Yes No
Are you following your runner's diet? Yes No
Are you hydrated? Yes No
Do you follow a "good" recovery routine after long or hard runs? Yes No

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