This Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 pm ET, runner and physiotherapist Emma Vaillancourt is hosting a free webinar to teach athletes how to reduce their risk for running injuries. Whether you’re a new runner looking to get started in the sport in a safe and healthy way, a veteran who’s tired of being sidelined by injuries or a coach who wants to help their athletes stay healthy, this webinar will give you the tools to avoid layoffs and maximize your running potential.
“I think a lot of runners aren’t aware of all of the factors that can contribute to a running injury that may not even be specific to running itself,” says Vaillancourt. “It’s often more complex than people might realize. I’m hoping to equip runners and coaches with knowledge about these causes so that they can be more aware of them in their lives and modify their training accordingly.”
Vaillancourt adds that runners also often under-value recovery. She says they are notorious for working hard during their runs and workouts, but often don’t reap all of the benefits that they could from proper recovery. “I’ll be diving in to some strategies that can help with this,” she says.
Topics covered during the webinar will include:
- The health and performance benefits of reducing running injuries
- What causes running injuries
- How to balance training load and tissue capacity to training
- Answering the age-old question of “Should I run through this or should I stop?”
- Tips and tricks for lifelong running success