When’s the last time you checked out the health of your running shoes?

Hannah Bennett, PT, DPT, CSCS, CET, Baylor, Scott & White Health – Round Rock Physical Therapist says before race day, you should give them a good look:

“Make sure your running shoes are in good condition and will provide the support you need. The life of your shoes is generally between 300 and 500 miles. Why the range? Because how quickly a shoe wears also depends on you. Prepare a bag of items you’ll need to make sure you have everything for the race. Lay out your race-day clothes and know which fabrics are best for your skin, making sure to account for unpredictable weather conditions.

“If you haven’t already, consider having a physical therapist perform a running gait analysis to ensure you have the best shoes to provide the correct support.”

Hannah Bennett
Physical Therapist
Baylor, Scott & White Health – Austin/Round Rock