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Return to Running Following an Injury

Returning to Running After an Injury

…gosh it can be annoying and seem so slow, but that slow part is important. The longer you have not been able to run, the longer it will take to get back to your prior status. It is crucial to allow your body to adapt to the loading that occurs with running. 

Ways to keep it slow and safe:

  1. Keep your easy runs during the week the same mileage. You don’t have to increase your mileage each run that you do. For one example, you could do 2 miles, twice during the week and a 3 mile long run.
  2. Your long run increase can be by .25 to 1 mile increments.
  3. It’s okay to keep your long run the same distance multiple weeks in a row. I would actually advise this if you haven’t been running for months. 
  4. Still build in downtraining weeks. 
  5. Don’t compare yourself to others. Run your training plan!!

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This is all general information, please discuss with your coach the specifics for you! And remember to be flexible. At times you have to adjust on the fly due to an ache or pain, so do what’s best for you!

Keep living that run life, one mile at a time!