When you have been off a running regime, whether that’s because of injury or not, it is important to ease yourself back into a strict routine slowly – and build it up. Jumping in full throttle will undoubtedly end in tears as you will be in danger of your injury returning. Gradually develop your training plan week on week and you’ll find you’re back at the point of fitness pre-injury in no time at all.
You should also take time to understand your injury, particularly if you’re undergoing physio therapy. Through understanding your injury you’ll find you’ll be able to train more effectively and you can focus on making sure you strengthen the areas you need to. If you experience any niggles or suspect your injury is making a return, then it is advised to stop and reassess your training plans. The aim of the game is to ease yourself back to the level of fitness you were at before your injury – and jumping in too fast can be detrimental to this.