I think it was August last year when I attended a clinic by Dr Rajat Chauhan who’s a renowned sports doctor and also the race director for La Ultra in Ladakh. Since he is one hell of a runner himself (his PB for full marathon being 2:38), I paid a lot of attention to all the things he said. He kept reiterating the basics which we tend to ignore in pursuit of clocking more mileage. At that time, I used to feel as if my legs are very heavy, as if some weight is tied to them, making running a task rather than fun. He advised me to strengthen my leg muscles and do planks regularly in order to run injury free in the long run. And well, it worked. I made a couple of videos with him and would work on more to demonstrate the simple strengthening exercises and stretches he swears by.