Long distance running and injuries

It would seem that training for long distance running (anything 10K and above) has some downside to it.

I’m finding that my body takes some serious beating after long runs, and it would take me about 2 to 3 days to recover from it.  The beating comes in the form of sore knees, hips, and foot.

One of the first things I noticed after I started my marathon training is that my right hip would start to get sore.  Then after watching some videos on proper running form, I made some adjustments.  Then my knee started to get more sore; I would look at some more running form videos and make more adjustments.

I thought I was able to find the right one until I did my recent 16 mile run and a follow on 5 mile run (one day after).  I discovered that my foot (the bottom part) was sore.  Apparently I been landing more on my forefoot than my midfoot, causing my muscles there to get overused.  Now I’m down for at least 3 days.

I’m going to have to pull back on my long run this weekend as I have  not been able to keep up with the running plan this week.

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