Don’t think that just because someone has injuries, they’ll need to forgo a marathon run. With training that begins with a slow and steady approach, it’s quite possible to get the body up to speed even with a history of back and knee injuries. Interval training of walking and running spurts are the best way to begin. This will allow for periods of rest while simultaneously avoiding too much strain on old injuries. Cross training is also recommended and people should make sure to take advantage of coaches and support groups as they gear up for the race.
- While physical training with orthopedic problems can be difficult, it can also be a learning experience that is successful.
- Interval training, mixing up running and walking, is a good way to build the body slowly and carefully.
- Consistency is more important than intensity when attempting to overcome an injury and recover some physical form.
“one shouldn’t let past injuries or a crazy schedule get in the way if it is something they have dreamed about.”