This is one of the most frequently asked questions runners ask. To be honest, this is not surprising – the statistics speak for themselves:- According to Newton Running, between 50-70% of all runners will at some point in their running careers sustain a running related injury. In Chris McDougall’s popular book ‘Born to Run’, we learn that 80% of new runners get injured in their first year of running. Research conducted by wellbeing and health provider Benenden suggests that football is the sport most likely causing injuries, closely followed by running, rugby, cycling and swimming. I don’t know about you, but…

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It is one of those blog posts that I am finding very difficult to write. In fact, it has taken me a couple of weeks to get to this stage. The Valencia Marathon itself deserves a separate blog post in its own right, I am now trying to focus on what came after the most-awaited event in 2014 and how I have been trying to survive and maintain my sanity in the past 5-6 weeks. I am a different person now. A tired and desperate shell that needs to be filled with purpose, hope, and renewed strength to go on…

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