Relentless amounts of running miles may be the mantra of many runners, however if a runner relies on just running alone to improve performance that progress may lead to potential injury or decrease in performance. To have a holistic approach running is considered essential for a healthy runner. Prehab (Preventive Rehabilitation) is a part of the holistic integration. Prehab training is a growing concept to help prevent injuries and develop performances, it is widely accepted by athletes and coaches as an important part of running training.
Running is a natural human movement but it needs to be treated like any other sport, such as football or tennis. By adding other forms of training such as mobility and strength, you will ultimately help reduce injuries and enhance speed and efficiency. Making room for regular mobility and strength training every week is an important factor in your running routine.
I have put together a specific Prehab runners program. Which includes a specific mobility and strength conditioning program, containing some plyometric drills. Plyometric drills can help develop your proprioception, which will help your body to have more control while running, your reaction time, power generation, joint integrity, and individual leg development. By adding some plyometric drills into your training, you can help ward off back, hip, and knee injuries.