From decades treating every common runner’s injury hundreds of times, and most of the exotic ones several times as well, I’ve learned a few simple ways of approaching running that can keep the injuries away and minimize them when they do occur. In these pages you will find the best information I’ve been able to bring together in one place that will help you run healthy, strong and injury-free.
I encourage you to take action on the simple strategies for running healthy you will find here. Enjoy our sport, stay on the team, and I will see you out on the road.
As an ultra marathoner, your body is your temple and taking great care of it is the only way to continue to do well in such a high-maintenance and physically demanding sport. Dr. Steve Smith is incredibly knowledgeable about running injuries and his advice and counsel have made the difference in keeping me healthy for tens of thousands of miles. Thank you Dr. Smith for helping me run strong and long.
—John Radich 10 Time Badwater (135-mile) Finisher / Trans USA Runner
Dr. Steve Smith has compiled all the information you need to pursue your passion for running and remain injury free. RUN HEALTHY, RUN STRONG is your guide to maintaining a healthy body, so you can run optimally. Get the most out of your running and enjoy your favorite pastime by following the advice in this book.
—Deena Kastor Olympic Medalist and Record Holding Marathon Runner