Easy 9 in Salt Lake. Foothill + VA loop. 7:56 average
Wrote an article summary for an epidemiology of overuse injuries in college and high school athletes done by several PhDs for athletic training. Findings were that college athletes had higher rates of overuse injury than high school athletes, females had higher rates than males, and non-contact running sports (cross country and track and field) had the highest rates of overuse injury as compared with other sports. Repetitive muscle/tendon strains were the most common injury, followed by stress fractures.
So basically, all you runners out there, give your body time to heal and you’ll be fine. Overuse injuries occur when the body endures microtrauma and not enough time is given for the body to repair itself before more damage is done. All these tough workouts will do no good unless there is time for recovery.