Injuries could be considered every athlete’s worst nightmare. Being suddenly taken out of routine, training, competition, can have both physical and emotional results for an athlete.
In keeping with our theme this week of post-injury return to running and racing, we dug up this video from Runner’s World. This is the first in a series, so be sure you catch them all. If you are in a time of recovery from an injury, we hope you find a little motivation and encouragement here.
Watch the rest of Matt’s story in these videos.
Last week we talked about how injuries, as awful of a truth it is, are simply part of endurance sports. As I mentioned in the last blog, it is very important to figure out what caused your injury. Most injuries can be avoided, especially the ones caused from overuse. One of the best ways to ensure you’re not getting an injury like this is to get a coach who can help you design a proper training plan that meets your specific needs.
Even if you take as many precautionary steps as you can to not get injured, sometimes it just happens and there isn’t a whole lot you can do. When an injury occurs that requires complete down time you need to do just that…REST. Most endurance athletes are overtrained anyways so taking a week or two completely off is not going to make you lose all of your fitness. During that time, even though you may not be doing much physical activity, it would wise to create a small team of individuals that you trust to help you get back to 100%. This way, when you are ready to do something again you know your game plan. Continue reading 'How to Enhance Recovery from an Injury'»