River Run training tips: It sounds simple, but make sure your gear is the right fit

H2 Health is here to help you get ready for the annual Gate River Run.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Each week leading up to the Gate River Run on March 20, H2 Health will provide tips for runners. This is the second of nine segments.

John Kovacs, the vice president of sales at H2 Health, said it’s one of the most common and even overlooked elements of running — finding the right shoes. The wrong fit can cause all types of problems, from foot and ankle issues, to back pain.

“Make sure you’ve got the right running shoes. Make sure [your] gear, that’s probably most often the thing that causes the most discomfort,” he said. “We see a lot of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, just from wearing the wrong running shoes.”

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Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.