6 Ways To Prevent Running Injuries, Because You Don't Have Time For Shin Splints

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Creaky knees, sore hips, achey shins — most runners are doomed to encounter one or more of these pesky ailments at some point. One second you’re charging down the block feeling like a boss, then suddenly you’re on the couch icing your banged up knee and bingeing on Ben ‘N Jerry’s. No bueno.

As any runner knows, nothing saps your mojo like being sidelined by an overuse injury. Unfortunately, frequent pavement pounding puts a lot of wear and tear on the joints, leading to everything from shin splints to plantar fasciitis to stress fractures. The good news? By taking proper precautions, you can ensure that you keep your groove going and stave off injuries. Here are five proven ways to outrun aches and pains.

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