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Injured? Try pool running. This pro-runner swears by it | RunRestRun Magazine
How do you maintain your hard-earned fitness when you notice an injury looming? Many try to run through the pain, but that can be risky. Instead, look for cross-training alternatives that help you hang on to your fitness, while also easing the load on your legs. While battling chronic shin splints in March, April, and May, I found myself heading to the University of Michigan swimming pool every day to aqua jog (also known as pool running—and no, not how the dramatized photo above depicts it, but with your head above the water!). Most days I saw 2016 US Olympic Trials 1500m 4th place finisher, Amanda Ecclesston, in the pool—she was always there before I arrived, and kept going long after I left. As she describes in the interview below, Eccleston regularly completes a significant amount of her training in the pool—even when healthy—and has had some remarkable success on the track. Years of trial and error with pool workouts have made Eccleston somewhat of a pool running guru, and I