Running injuries like shin splints or runner’s knee can be a set back for any runner but especially newer runners.
Injuries are discouraging. You might have just run your first race or broken a personal distance record and then your Achilles tendon starts bothering you or your knee is aching.
The best thing you can do is become aware of the common injuries that you might have to deal with as a runner and then do your best to prevent them.
If you have to suffer through one of these injuries, make sure you take the time and the rest that your body needs to fully recover.
This is a great infographic from runningstats.com on the Top 7 Most Common Injuries That Affect Runners.
Infographic by RunningStats.com