A Multifactorial Approach to Overuse Running Injuries: A 1-Year Prospective Study


The prospective study looked at 76 runners, males and females. They kept a running diary for 1 year and were monitored injuries during this time period.   They found injured males tended to be heavier, had greater weekly distances, and greater side to side acceleration. Injured females tended to be heavier, longer flight times, and increased speed training. Both males and females that were injured had increases in consecutive weekly running distances, >30%, in the last 4 weeks prior to injury.

TL;DR Unsurprisingly, being heavier and increasing distance >30% between consecutive weeks is related to injuries in males and females

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