3 Tips to Marathon Train Without Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

With the warm weather, many begin to consider training for a marathon. If you have ever thought you may be interested in something like this, it is time to consider the steps you need to take to get it done. As you begin to put in the long hours of training, as well as the hard work, you may begin to notice some pain in your back. If this is you, you are not alone. Many who begin training for such a race report having the same struggle. Chiropractors suggests there are many reasons for back pain when training for long races which can be resolved without intrusive resolutions, including:

  • Check your shoes
  • Check your posture
  • Check with your chiropractor

Check Your Shoes, They May Need to Be Replaced

The shoes you choose to run in have a huge impact on the workout, especially when training for a lengthy race. While the broken-in shoes you love are your favorites, they may not be what your feet need to run. Chiropractors advise that those who exercise routinely should replace their shoes every four to six months. They also suggest those who are training for marathons have a couple of pairs of shoes that can be rotated so they last longer. A good pair of supportive shoes can go a long way toward preventing back pain.

You May Be Using Bad Posture

Have you ever considered your posture while running? This can be the sole reason for back pain. Chiropractors suggest that many who suffer with back pain while jogging are using bad posture. They advise that if you begin to experience pain while running, stop, stretch and begin to take note of your posture. This may be enough to help you identify what you are doing wrong and help you make a conscious effort to correct it. The next time you head out for a run of any length, make sure to use correct posture.

It May Be Necessary to Visit a Chiropractor Routinely

Routine visits to the chiropractor can help you relieve back pain. The spine shifts on a regular basis which can cause restrictions. This can lead to a great deal of pain. Routine visits to the chiropractor can help restore function, which can provide pain relief. If you are one who struggles with posture, visiting the chiropractor routinely can help you fix this issue.

If you are determined to meet your goal of successfully completing a marathon, it may be time to consider these tips. Applying them to your daily run can help prevent back pain. Good luck! See you on the track!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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