We saved the worst for last I suppose, that is the consensus out there . It is unavoidable, however we are told to avoid it at all costs. I know many road races that I have ran had me on concrete quite a bit. I do my best to train on many different surfaces to give my body the chance to adapt to the imperfections of each.
Pros of Running on Concrete
- sadly abundant
- hard as hell (can't be good on the body)
- where there is concrete there are cars
- hot in the summer
- long term injury risk