Marathon Injury Prevention

Is it possible to have an effective injury prevention plan while you are training for a marathon?

While running injuries may be a common occurrence in marathon training, there are effective prevention techniques that you can implement to minimize your down time during your training program.

For an overview of the most common injuries and how to recognize and treat them, refer to the Running Injuries page.

Also, for an comprehensive overview of sports injury treatment and rehabilitation refer to the Injury page.

Read through the introductions below and follow the links to view articles related to effective injury prevention strategies.

Warm Up

Planned warm up activities are a crucial part of any marathon training program. The importance of a structured warm up routine should not be under estimated when it comes to injury prevention for runners.

An effective warm up has a number of very important key elements. These elements, or parts, should all be working together to minimize the likelihood of a running injury. Check out the Warm Up page.


Stretching is a vital part of any warm up routine. Thankfully you don't need any special, costly equipment or training to make the most of your workouts, maximize your performance, and get rid of those annoying, nagging pains you can never seem to do away with!

Best of all, you can implement effective Stretching techniques in just a few minutes as part of your regular workout or warm-up routine. This is one of the best ways to prevent injuries during your marathon training.

Core Stability

Core stability is essential for proper form and mechanics while performing sports skills. It is also important for preventing injuries during those sport activities as well. Core stability deals with the proper coordination of the key muscles used to support the spinal column in its naturals-curve.

Core stability is the coordinated effort of the deep muscles of the trunk, pelvis, hips, abdominal muscles and small muscles along the spinal column. These muscles contract together to create force used to hold the spinal column in alignment. Find out more about Core Stability.

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