With back-to-school, Labor Day, and slightly cooler weather, the summer is coming to a close. But the nostalgic term “lazy summer” doesn’t apply to most of us; it’s a time of vacations, backyard BBQ’s, endless lawn care, and weekend trips, all piled on top of our normal work load. So when did you have time to train for that upcoming marathon?
Trying to make up for lost training time results in some of the most common seasonal injuries we see this time of year. Adding miles to your run or cutting corners in your warm-up because of the looming race deadline can cause stress fractures, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) flare ups, and ankle sprains.