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By far the largest complaint I get from runners about running is that it’s so hard on their knees. Secretly, inside of me, I have my own complaint about running that is a little different. It’s that running is blamed for all the knee problems when in actuality it’s not running that is causing the injuries, it’s the way people run. Every time someone’s knee goes out and their friends ask them how it happened, they’re quick to respond, “it happened the other day while I was running.” The truth is that if you can work on your running technique so that there is minimal impact or undue stress to your knees, you’ll never have knee problems. It’s as simple as that.
Here are some ways to protect those precious knees and insure that you can run for many more years without the worry of having to give it all up someday because your knees are toasted.