Running definitely holds many great benefits for the body and mind; such as aiding in weight loss or with weight management and it’s a great source to help alleviate stress. But, just like anything else, too much of a good thing, may not actually be all that good for you. Overtraining or doing too much can lead to injuries that can impact your progression or halt your running all together.
Being a woman adds several risk factors that you need to be more aware of so you can take the proper precautions and reduce your risk for injury. Having wider hips than men opens the door for hip and knee pain or not having the right sports bra may cause issues. Females are also more likely to have asthma or GI issues that can affect a running regimen. Click the photo below for tips on how to prevent problems due to these and other female traits that may slow you down.
The Owner’s Manual For The Female Runner