>General Running>The very last sentence seems KEY...
Needs more cowbell!
• Return to kicking my own ass by 2018
I've got a fever...
“There’s no substitute for hard work and just getting out and doing the miles.”
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
What's sad, though, is that the most useful line is buried at the end of the article.
simply being cautious and gradual with my mileage increases and taking it easier when I do have issues
What the article doesn't seem to address (unless I missed it) are the root causes of those common running injuries. ZZ, you hit on a good point when you said:
How many running injuries are the result of poor bio-mechanics vs.
doing too much too fast
large increases in training (ignoring the 10% rule)
not building a good enough base before doing speedwork
too many miles on a pair of shoes (BTTD -- 1000+ miles = stress fracture)
wrong shoe type for your foot
wearing crunchy 9-year old racing flats for your first race in several years (BTTD -- sore foot for weeks)
I'm sure bio-mechanics and form contribute to a large number of injuries, but I'll bet the lion's share of them come from the things above that we do to ourselves.