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Adidas Adizero MD 2 Spikes

Best Adidas Track Spikes of 2019/2020

Adidas is a very well known sports company that produces very high quality products.

How do you choose the best products when most of the spikes they make are great?

You test them of course!

That’s exactly what we did.

We went out and got our hands on as many Adidas track spikes as we could and tested all of them for comfort, quality, and speed on the track.

Here are our favorite 3 spikes for each running distance:

NameImageWeightBest ForPrice
Adizero Prime FinesseAdidas Adizero Prime Finesse Spikes4.6 ounces100m-400m$$$
Adizero MD 2Adidas Adizero MD 2 Spikes5.7 ounces400m-1600m$$$
Adizero Cadence 2.0Adidas Adizero Cadence 2 Spikes5.3 ounces1600m+$$$

Quick Reviews

The Adizero Prime Finesses are the most versatile and comfortable sprinting spikes that Adidas make. It’s incredibly light and the frame supports the foot well while effective transferring the power from your foot to the ground. Other spikes that we looked at (Adizero Accelerators) had frames that were too rigid and that’s not good for the 400 meter dash (and most people don’t like it for the 200m dash either).

The MD2s are the best spikes for running anything from the 400 to the mile. It’s not as light as the Finesses, but the shoe provides more support which is crucial if you’re running middle distance. The spike is very comfortable to wear and they’re very breathable.

The Cadence 2s are perfect for you if you run more than a mile. The MD2s can still be used for the 2 mile and the 5k, but we recommend getting the Cadence 2s as they are much more comfortable than the MD2s, and they provide more support because they’re basically road flats with spikes.

New Balance Men's MXC5000 Cross Country Spikes Shoe

Best Cross Country Spikes Fall 2019

Cross country spikes are fairly different from track spikes, and not every runner on the cross country team will need to buy spikes for the upcoming season.

Cross country spikes are lighter than regular shoes but heavier than most track spikes because the cross country shoes have more support on the heel so the runner doesn’t run on the balls of their feet for the whole race. Most track spikes on the other hand have little heel support and force you to run on the balls of your feet.

Depending on the course, the spikes can help you take off 10-30 seconds off of your best time.

If the course is muddy or hilly the spikes will help more, but if part of the course is on the pavement then your time won’t improve much.

Best XC Spikes for Men

NameImagePrice
New Balance MXC5000New Balance Men's MXC5000 Cross Country Spikes Shoe$$$
New Balance MXC900New Balance Men's MXC900 Cross Country Spikes Shoe$$
Saucony Kilkenny XC5Saucony Men's Kilkenny XC5 Spike Cross Country Spike Shoe$

The MXC5000 spikes are your best option if you’re serious about cross country. They’re incredibly comfortable and they can go through a whole season of cross country without showing any wear and tear. They fit true to size so there is no need to order a size larger or smaller.

The MXC900 shoes are the less expensive cousin of the MXC5000. They fit well and are also very comfortable, but you will have to buy new ones after the season is over. They also fit true to size.

The Kilkenny spikes are the cheapest option out of all of them. They’re fairly comfortable and good for running, but make sure to order a size or half a size larger than your true size or you will end up returning the shoes.

Bext XC Spikes for Women

NameImagePrice
New Balance Women's WXC900New Balance Women's WXC900 Cross Country Spike Shoe$$$
Saucony Women's Shay XC4Saucony Women's Shay XC4 Spike Cross Country Spike Shoe$$
Saucony Women's Killkenny XC5Saucony Women's Kilkenny XC5 Spike Cross Country Spike Shoe$

The New Balance WXC900 is the best pair of shoes for all female cross country runners. It fits your foot very well and they are one of the most comfortable running shoes currently in existence. Some people had complaints about the size being too small, but we had no problems with that.

The Shay XC4 spikes are very light and cool looking. This shoe always runs small so we recommend ordering a pair that is half a size or a full size larger.

The XC5 spikes are also very light and comfortable, but they also run half a size or a whole size small.

PUMA Men's Complete TFX Sprint 3 Track Shoe

Best 400 Meter Dash Spikes For 2019/2020

In high school if you run the 400m you could be a sprinter or a middle distance runner so you should get spikes based on what other events you run.

If you run sprints in addition to the 400, or you are in college, where the 400 is considered a sprint, then you should buy sprint spikes, and if you also run the 800 or higher then you should buy middle distance spikes.

The 400m Sprinter Spikes

NameImagePrice
ASICS SonicsprintAsics Sonicsprint 100m Spikes$$$
Saucony SpitfireSaucony Spitfire$$
Puma Complete TFX Sprint 3PUMA Men's Complete TFX Sprint 3 Track Shoe$

If you have the money then the Sonicsprints are your best option. They are light enough to perform well in the 100 or 200 meter dash, but they provide enough support to help you PR in the 400m.

The Spitfire shoes are your second best option. They’re a tad bit heavier than the Sonicsprints, and they don’t perform as well in the faster events, but they provide the perfect amount of support for a 400 meter runner.

The Pumas should only be bought if this is your first year running or if you don’t plan on spending a lot of time in your spikes. They are entry level spikes, and even though they’re not too uncomfortable, they are still nowhere near the level of the other two spikes shown here. (The frugal option)

The 400m Mid Distance Spikes

NameImagePrice
New Balance MMD800V3New Balance Men's MMD800V3 Middle Distance Running Shoe$$$
New Balance MMD500V3New Balance Men's MMD500V3 Middle Distance Spike Running Shoe$$
New Balance MLD5000New Balance Men's MLD5000 Spike Track Shoe$

Keep in mind you should only buy the middle distance spikes above if you also run the 800 meters or the mile. Otherwise you should buy the sprint spikes found above.

All of the shoes above are from New Balance which goes to show that they have very high quality spikes.

The MMD800s and the MMD500s have a very similar design, but the 500s are a bit heavier and their design is older. They both perform very well on the track, but the MMD800 is much more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.

The MLD5000 is a frugal option for middle distance runners. They’re fairly light and have an eye-catching design, but they’re not very comfortable and they will break faster than the other 2 pairs.

Blue Dragon

Best and Coolest Looking Track Spikes 2019/2020

There are many awesome looking spikes out there, but if you’re looking for the ones with the most intricate and coolest design then the ASICS Gunlap shoes are perfect for you!

They come in 4 designs, and all of them are incredibly beautiful! These track shoes are bound to blow away all competition in terms of looking cool.

NameImage
Blue DragonBlue Dragon
Blue Floral/Flash YellowBlue Floral Flash Yellow
Pink DragonPink Dragon
Red Floral/Flash GreenRed Floral Flash Green

adidas Performance Men's Sprint Star 4 M Track Shoe topIf the above examples don’t satisfy your desire for beautiful sneakers, or if you want something simple but elegant, then look no further than the ones below!

Most track spikes are very bright and neon, but some of them are even brighter and stand out from the competition.

The Adidas Performance Men’s Sprint Stars are a beautiful bright blue, but the coolest thing about them is the fact that the left and the right spikes will be different colors!

They’re not just incredibly good looking, and they offer great performance on the track, and they’re also incredibly light.

If you buy these, you’re bound to have one of the best looking spikes at any track meet!

If you’re not just looking for shoes with an interesting design, or shoes of two different colors, then maybe you’d be interested in the ASICS Sonicsprint shoes which have very sleek design compared to all other ones on the market.

They are also very light and also offer great performance for both sprinters and high school middle distance runners.

If you haven’t found the perfect pair for yourself yet, make sure to check out the posts “Best Mid Distance Track Spikes” and “Best Track Spikes For Sprinters” depending on what events you run!

Saucony Men's Showdown Track Shoe

Best Mid Distance Track Spikes 2019/2020

Defining a middle distance event is tricky because most people have different opinions about what should be considered one and what shouldn’t.

For the sake of simplicity, we’ll consider high school middle distance events the 400m, and the 800m, and college middle distance events 800m-2 mile.

If you’re in the 400-800 group, you can wear high-end sprinting spikes mentioned in this post.

However, if you’re in the other groups, check out the ones listed below for a better fit.

High-End

These are the more expensive middle distance running shoes perfect for a college athlete or a state-meet-bound high school runner. ($80+)

NameImagePrice
Adidas Arriba 4Adidas Arriba 4$$$
New Balance MMD800V3New Balance Men's MMD800V3 Middle Distance Running Shoe$$$
Saucony Men's BallistaSaucony Men's Ballista$$$
Mizuno Geo-Silencer 7Mizuno Geo-Silencer 7 Track And Field Shoe$$$

All of the shoes performed well on the track, but the most comfortable one of them all were the MMD800s. They were incredibly light, and the spikes feel more like socks than running shoes.

The Ballistas and the Arribas also performed great.

The Geo-Silencer is a very sleek and light pair of spikes that can be used for a very wide range of events. (100m-1 mile)

Regular

The following shoes are still high quality, but are a bit cheaper than the above models.

NameImagePrice
Saucony ShowdownSaucony Men's Showdown Track Shoe$$
Saucony Endorphin MD4Saucony Men's Endorphin MD4 Track Shoe$$
New Balance MMD500V3New Balance Men's MMD500V3 Middle Distance Spike Running Shoe$$
Puma TFX Star V2PUMA Men's TFX Star V2 Track Shoe$$

The Showdowns and the MMD500V3s are the best performers of the group, but the Endorphins and the V2s are not far behind.

The Showdowns are usually considered to be sprinting spikes, but they are lighter than most middle distance shoes, and the heel has enough support for running longer distances.

The Endorphins run half a size small, so if you’re a size 12, you should order 12.5s. They are very lightweight and they have an aggressive spike plate.

The MMD500s look more like regular running shoes, but they perform incredibly well on the track. These can be used for events between the 200m-1 mile, and for jumps or hurdles.

The TFXs have the biggest heel support out of all of these shoes, so they should be used for longer distances like the 800, 1 mile, and the 2 mile.

Low-End

At this point, the quality of the shoes is pretty much the same and your goal should be to get the cheapest pair you can find.

NameImagePrice
New Balance MLD5000New Balance Men's MLD5000 Spike Track Shoe$
New Balance MXC700V2New Balance Men's MXC700v2 Spike Running Shoe$
Asics Sonicsprint 100m Spikes

Best 100m Dash Spikes for the 2019/2020 Season

The 100m dash is a pure-speed event that requires pure sprinting spikes.

You can still use middle-distance spikes if you’re a fast middle-distance runner who has to run the event once, but if you’re planning on specializing in the 100 dash you should get spikes specifically for it.

Most of the shoes on our sprint spikes page should work, but if you’re interested in our top 3 picks for the price then stay here!

What To Look For In 100 Dash Spikes

This event is an all out sprint so you should be running on the front of your foot or your toes for all of it.

Any spikes that have a lot of support on the heel are completely useless for 100 dash runners as they just add on extra weight without any use.

The spikes should also be as light as possible. Imagine running with 1 pound shoes on your feet.

Now imagine running with 1 ounce shoes on your feet.

Which run would be faster?

The difference between most spikes isn’t as pronounced, but for an event where the winner can be determined by 1/10th of a second every small advantage helps.

Usually the more pin-holes the shoes have the better, but don’t get carried away and think that if a shoe has 10 pin-holes you’ll run much faster than the guy next to you.

The traction difference between 7-spike and 10-spike shoes is insignificant.

Best 100m Spikes

NameImagePrice
New Balance SD400V3SD400V3 100m Dash Spike$$$
ASICS SonicsprintAsics Sonicsprint 100m Spikes$$
Saucony VendettaSaucony Vendetta Sprint Spikes$

The SD400V3 is hands down the best spike we tested.

It has 8 spikes, is very light, and provides a great fit.

They’re a bit narrower and tighter than the average sprinting spike, but after wearing them a couple times you’ll get used to it. (I did!)

The mesh on the spikes and the material is very high quality and unlikely to break down after prolonged use, although since it’s a sprint spike, you probably won’t be running a ton in these anyway!

The only potential issue is that the threads are a bit too tight, and while they worked fine for us, a couple people reported issues with screwing in or unscrewing the spikes.

The Sonicsprint is a high quality spike for a great price, but make sure to buy one that’s half a size bigger than your current spikes.

We had a great experience when testing them, and while the material isn’t as good as the SD400 one, it’s still high quality.

The Vendetta is a great budget spike, but don’t be fooled! It’s also high quality and very comfortable.

It does run a tiny bit small, but you should be able to fit your foot in it if you order your regular spike size.

If you have issues with any of these being too narrow make sure to undo the laces as far back as you can, put your foot in, and then tighten! This has helped hundreds of athletes who thought their spikes were too small when in reality they were just laced too tightly!

Puma-Bolt-Evospeed-Electric-V2

Best Track Spikes For Sprinting 2019/2020

In the London 2012 Olympic games the difference between first and second place in the 100 dash was .12 seconds.

You want to know the difference between second and third place?

.04 seconds.

At the high school and the college level the times might not be as fast, but the difference between getting first and not getting a medal is usually tiny.

Great sprint spikes are a must if you want to compete at a high level.

In fact spikes can improve your 100 dash time by .1-.5 seconds. (It depends on the weather, your form, and your previous shoes, but improvements of .25 seconds aren’t uncommon.)

If you’re planning on buying spikes it’s also important to know that there are differences between sprint and middle-distance/distance spikes, so if you want the best sprinting performance you should buy sprint spikes.

The spikes below are organized in order from the most expensive/high performing to least expensive/worse performing, so if you want the best of the best then don’t scroll down too far, and if you’re looking for sprint spikes to run the 100 dash once or twice then you can buy the cheaper spikes.

High-End Spikes

NameImageWeightPrice
Adidas Performance Prime SPAdidas-Performance-Adizero-SP-Prime-Sprint-spikes3.8 ounces$$$
Asics Men's SoniscprintASICS-Men-Sonicsprint-Track-and-Field-Shoe5.1 ounces$$$
Puma Bolt Evospeed Sprint TDPuma-Bolt-Evospeed-Sprint-TD4.8 ounces$$$
Puma Bolt Evospeed Electric V2Puma-Bolt-Evospeed-Electric-V26 ounces$$$

The Adidas Prime SP takes the number one spot. It’s the lightest spike of all of the ones we tested which gives you a huge advantage over your competitors. It’s very comfortable to wear, and they perform great on the track. They’re definitely the high-end of high-end spikes, so unless you’re a state-meet varsity athlete or a college athlete you can go with something cheaper.

The Sonicsprints weren’t far behind in terms of performance, and they were also very comfortable and fairly light. The spike arrangement is a bit strange (it has 7 holes, but one of them is right in the middle of your toe), but that doesn’t affect your running much. With the Sonicsprints you also get a choice of 7 different colors to make sure you look exactly how you want to look on race day.

The Puma Bolt TDs have a similar pattern to the shoes that Usain Bolt wears, but it’s not the exact pair that he wears when competing. They’re a bit lighter than the Sonicsprints, but they aren’t as comfortable to wear.

The Puma Bolt Electric V2s also have a similar pattern to Usain Bolt’s spikes and you get to choose between 4 different color schemes, but these spikes were the worst in terms of performance and weight so we had to put them at number 4.

Mid-Range Spikes

NameImageWeightPrice
New Balance SD400V3New Balance SD400V34.8 ounces$$$
Saucony SpitfireSaucony Spitfire5.1 ounces$$
Puma TFX Sprint V5Puma TFX Sprint V55.4 ounces$$

The New Balance SD400V3 spikes came in first by a mile. They’re incredibly comfortable, breathable, and they’re also the lightest out of all the mid-range spikes we tested. Their only disadvantage is that they’re a bit on the expensive side of the spectrum, but they’re more than worth it if you’re a dedicated sprinter.

The Saucony Spitfire provides the best bang for the buck hands down. No other shoes is this light, this comfortable, and this high quality at this price. You also get to choose between 5 different color schemes to make sure you look good on race day. They do run a bit small so we recommend ordering half a size larger than what you usually wear for spikes.

The Puma Sprint V5s are very comfortable to wear, but they don’t stand out from the competition that much. It’s simply a good pair of spikes.

Low-End Spikes

Spike prices change from time to time so the best way to find a good deal is by clicking here and sorting the price from low to high.

Here are a couple of our favorites from when we tested the spikes. (Keep in mind, the prices might’ve changed since then.)

NameImageWeightPrice
Brooks PR SprintBrooks PR Sprint4.6 ounces$
Saucony Spitfire 2Saucony Spitfire 26.1 ounces$-$$

We always recommend getting the Brooks PR Sprints if you’re just getting into sprints and you need a cheaper pair of spikes or if you simply don’t care about how your spikes look. In terms of performance, this pair of shoes is very light and works great on the track, but they’re not very comfortable to wear.

If you’re looking for something more comfortable then the Saucony Spitfire 2s might be the right fit for you. They’re a bit on the heavy side, but if you want cheap spikes that look good and that are more comfortable then this is your best option.

If you have any questions about our recommendations feel free to comment below!

The End of Track Season and Summer Training

The end of the season is a bittersweet time for most runners.

You don’t get to see your friends after school, but you also don’t have to suffer through grueling workouts every day.

As much as you might want to relax, now is the perfect time to reflect on the previous season, plan your summer training, and figure out your goals for next year.

Reflect On Your Season

Hopefully you set goals at the beginning of your season, but you can still reflect on your performances even if you didn’t set any goals.

If your teams puts results in athletic.net see if your times improved from last year and if they improved throughout the season.

If not, ask your coach if he has your times from meets, and if he doesn’t you might just have to base it off of your memory.

Depending on the event you run the time improvements could be between .1 seconds to over a minute.

Plan Your Summer Training

We recommend you to take at least a week off to let your body recover from all of the hard workouts.

However, you should start working hard after that week, especially if you’re planning on running cross country in the fall, or if you want to break a school record or run at states next year.

Distance Summer Training

As a distance runner summer is the perfect time to increase your sprinting speed while slowly improving your endurance. We also recommend doing some weight training as most athletes don’t do enough of that.

Summer Plan:

Your first month you should focus on weight training and increasing your sprinting speed, and for the last 2 you should focus on longer distance running.

First month:

Monday: Form sprinting. ( 5*100 meters until your pulse is back to 110-120 bpm)

Tuesday: Lifting

3*5 explosive squats

3*8 Deadlifts

3*8 Pullups

3*8 Shoulder press

Wednesday: Max speed training (10*60 meters all out until your pulse is back to 110-120 bpm)

Thursday: Lifting

3*8 Bench Press

3*8 Bent Over Rows

3*8 Pullup Leg Lifts

1*8 Heavy Squats

Friday: Form Sprinting (5*140 meters until your pulse is back to 110-120 bpm. Learn to sprint on the curve)

Saturday: Run 2-3 miles at a constant fast pace. (You should try to do 6 minutes per mile, and if you can do 6 minutes per mile, increase the distance of your next run by 1 mile)

Sunday: Rest Day

For form sprinting days focus on one aspect of your form every week. (Arms, leg drive, leg turnover, stride length, etc…)

Second Month:

Week 1:

Monday: Long distance (4-5 miles)

Tuesday: Easy run (2-3 miles)

Wednesday: Short tempo run (2-3 miles)

Thursday: Easy run (2-3 miles)

Friday: Long tempo run. Keep the same pace for 3-4 miles (If you can go at 6 minutes per mile, increase the distance by a minute)

Saturday: Timed all-out mile

Sunday: Rest day.

Week 2:

Monday: 6-10*200 all out (Wait until your pulse is down to 120 bpm)

Tuesday: Easy run (2-3 miles)

Wednesday: Short tempo run (2-3 miles)

Thursday: Easy run (2-3 miles)

Friday: Long tempo run. Keep the same pace for 3-4 miles (If you can go at 6 minutes per mile, increase the distance by a minute)

Saturday: Timed all-out mile

Sunday: Rest day.

Sprints Summer Training

As a sprinter you can run only 3 times a week, but you also need to lift 3 times a week.

You should lift explosively and use heavy weights. Your running program should focus on improving acceleration, coordination, and max speed.

You can check out this page for detailed information about sprint workouts.

Figure Out Your Goals For Next Year

Whether you’re happy or unhappy with your performance this year, you can always set goals and try to do better next year.

We recommend setting a couple goals:

  • A Training Process Goal- A goal that’s related to the process of training. Ex: “I will run at least 3 days a week, and lift 3 days a week” or “I will run every day this summer”.
  • A Time Goal- This is the goal time that you want to run in your event next year. Go big! Don’t just decide to increase your time by a little bit, tell yourself that you want to get much faster and actually work towards it!
  • A Big Goal- This would be your ultimate season/high school career goal. This could be going to States, getting a track college scholarship, or maybe making varsity for the first time ever. Whatever it is, make it big!

Good luck with your upcoming season, and we hope that you reach your goals!

sleeping dog

The Advantages of Rest Days and When to Take a Break from Running

When should you take a rest day, and when should you push through the pain?

It’s a question that many track coaches are constantly asked, but the problem is that it’s hard to determine when someone else should take a rest day. The decision to take a rest day should be made by you, because you are the only one that knows what feels right for your body, and what feels wrong for your body.

This is probably not the answer you want to hear, so I will give you a couple of tips about deciding whether you should take a rest day, or whether you just feeling lazy and don’t want to run.

One thing that you have to realize is that feeling sore is not an excuse for a rest day. Easy running actually helps your muscles recover and makes you feel less sore afterwards.

So when should you take a rest day?

If you have bad pain anywhere in your body that is not soreness related, or if you’re having bad stomach problems, are throwing up, or you have a burning sensation in your chest you should definitely take a rest day, or maybe even a rest week.

However, there are also cases where you might not be sure whether you should take a rest day or if you should run. Some examples might be feeling tired, having a runny nose, just not feeling right, having blisters, having a headache, or other possible small problems.

In many cases, my recommendation is this: try running for at least two or three minutes and usually you’ll realize that you don’t feel as bad as you thought you did. Many times you might start out feeling incredibly tired, but is you run more and more you’ll actually start feeling better and less tired.

Unless you’re incredibly sick, running with a runny nose is fine and it won’t hurt you in the long term.
If you have blisters, then they will take more than just a simple rest day to heal, so put a Band-Aid on the blisters and go out and run.

If you have a headache, that could be part of a serious problem, or it could be simply from stress, (running is great for stress-relief by the way). It can also be sign of dehydration, so if you pee is a very yellow color, you should drink more water and your headache might go away.

What Should You Do During Your Rest Day?

Okay, see you decided to take a rest day.

For many people, that might want to play video games, read books, or do something else in the time that you would be running, but in many cases the best thing to do is just take a nap or sleep.

This will make sure that you are ready to run the next day, and most high schoolers are already sleep deprived, so sleeping a little bit more will give you an advantage over your competitors.

You can also foam roll and stretch, but that should be something that you already do every day.

Sometimes, if you’re feeling really sick, you might want to consider taking a rest week instead of practicing, because you won’t improve much because your body will be focused on getting you healthy, and you might just make yourself more sick. It’s easier to come back and make up the workouts that you missed, rather than running for two, three, or four weeks while being partially sick and not improving.

hydrating as an athlete

How to Deal With Being Sick During the Track Season

Everyone hopes for a perfect track season, but more often than not you will end up being sick or injured in one way or another.

It’s up to you to decide when to run and when to rest, but make sure you understand the consequences of doing both.

You should ask yourself the following questions when deciding whether you should run or not.

  • How far off is the most important meet of the season? (States, Leagues, Regionals)
  • How quickly do you think you can get better?
  • Are there any long term health problems that can be caused by exercising now?

The Basics

Whether you’re sick or injured you should be focusing on getting healthier ASAP.

Try to get as much sleep as you can and consider napping after school instead of going to track practice (if your coach approves of it).

If you’re sick, drink warm liquids, try to stay in bed as much as possible, and don’t strain yourself.

If you’re injured, depending on the extent of your injury, you might want to foam roll, ice, or heat it, or you might want to try to put less stress on it. You should talk to your coach or athletic trainer about it.

Early Season Injuries

If you get sick or injured early in the season the best thing for most people is to rest as much as possible and not run at all.

You should get back on your feet fairly quickly, and since there are no incredibly important meets at the beginning of the season you will not miss much.

Working through injuries is not suggested as it might injure you more and you will have to miss the whole season.

Mid-Season

If it’s early mid season, you should just rest up and hope that you get better quickly, but if it’s late mid-season you might want to see how far off the important meets are and keep exercising while injured/sick at a lower intensity.

Late Season

If the important meet is coming up soon you should get as much rest as possible and try to get to as close to 100% as you can without running.

At this point you should be cutting back on your running in an attempt to peak anyway, so not running for a couple days and resting might actually result in a PR!

Figuring Out The Cause

It’s always good to try to figure out the cause of an injury or sickness so you can make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

Think back to the week before you got sick and think of any instances of you:

  • Talking to someone who was sick.
  • Getting really warm and sweaty while running and cooling off too quickly.
  • Eating old food. (Stomach flu)

If you got injured think about:

  • Whether you stretched after every practice and foam rolled daily.
  • Whether you might have some muscle imbalances that cause a muscle to work too hard and get injured.
  • Whether your shoes are the right ones for the event you run.

You don’t want to wear sprinting shoes for mid distance while wearing mid distance shoes for sprinting is fine.

Preventing Injuries And Sickness

You can’t prevent everything, but many injuries can easily be prevented by proper strength training, stretching, and foam rolling.

If you don’t already to off-season strength training, make sure you start right away when the season ends and make sure you focus on form first and the amount of weight you’re lifting second!

If you lift properly and stretch and foam roll daily, many injuries can be prevented.

Getting the proper amount of sleep is also crucial as there is a very real possibility of overtraining. You should be aiming for at least 8-9 hours a day during the off-season, and 8-10 hours a day during the season.