Masters Runners: Body Changes and Injury Prevention Strategies


Marathon Training Academy

April 18, 2016

In this guest post for Marathon Training Academy, you will learn how running and a healthy lifestyle can help to slow down age related declines. As a masters runner, discover how implementing these injury prevention strategies can help you to enjoy running for a lifetime.

SeniorRunnerThe question most often asked in regard to the older runner: Is it safe? The answer is yes!  Running can actually help to decrease some of the physiological declines that occur with age.  Who is considered to be an older or masters runner?  Typically, masters runners are over the age of 40.  Shocked?  Me, too!

While it’s true that getting older is not for the faint of heart, it’s also true that if you do nothing, the following age related declines in physical functioning will occur regardless. Implementing exercise while adjusting your diet can help to slow down age related declines so that you can age gracefully.  And, yes, running can be part of that process!  Continue Reading