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Louise Damen
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Help, I'm injured and unable to run. How can I maintain my fitness?

The good news is that injury doesn’t have to mean that all of your hard earned fitness goes to waste. There are many forms of low-impact alternative training that can help you to maintain excellent cardiovascular fitness while you wait for the injury to heal.

Aqua jogging, cycling, swimming and the elliptical machine are all great cross-training choices for runners. Remember, your cardiovascular system doesn’t know the difference between running and other forms of aerobic activity. As long as you can elevate your heart rate, you will maintain or even improve your aerobic fitness.

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Louise has been running for over 20 years, with the last 16 of those at International level. She has represented Grea...