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Is running on concrete bad?

There’s plenty of running surfaces to choose from, but most people are surrounded by the urban environment and that means concrete is the primary running surface. The question we hear a lot is, is running on concrete bad? Runners are often concerned about knee pain, but is concrete the culprit? What happens when you run on concrete Whenever you run you place downward pressure on your knees and ankles. This pressure is met by the surface you’re running on. Hard surfaces cannot absorb the pressure easily and so they reflect that energy back up into your joints. Concrete is one of the hardest surfaces to run on, which means most of the energy of your footfall is reflected back into...

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