Long distance running is a great form of exercise. Proper training and warming up for a run is vital to avoid injuries such as twisted ankles, shin injuries or other musculo-skeletal injuries.
It is important that when you take up long distance running, you train in moderation so that your body is able to build up the muscles and endurance that are required. Starting a training program too quickly or at too difficult a pace will lead to injury. Here are some of the benefits to gain from running: