Thinking of focusing on your running during lockdown? A few tips from your physiotherapist!

Here we go again, another lockdown! With the gyms closed a lot of people will be turning to running to help shed the Xmas kilos and more importantly to help with mental health and wellbeing.

Regardless of your fitness or running ability, it is important to have a plan in place if you intend changing your fitness workouts. Here in the clinic, I have seen lots of running related injuries during the recent lockdowns. Most of these are related to simple mistakes that we all know about but need reminding.

Importantly remember we are living through a pandemic and that means a low level of anxiety for all of us so most importantly don’t be too hard on yourself, look after yourself and try and have some fun with your running, use it as your escape.

Rules to keep your running fun and safe!

 

  1. Load management – Slow increments – think distance-speed-terrain-
  • Increments of 10-20% are acceptable and don’t increase every run