A massage therapist's plea to the enthusiastic runner!
Dear future running enthusiast!
We know! You are feeling motivated and itching to get started... You used to train upwards of 5 times a week so of course you can still do that! We understand you used to be able to run 5 - 10 kilometres off the back of no training - Jumping straight back into that distance makes sense!! You want to get fit 'LIKE YESTERDAY,' so training every day to keep up the enthusiasm and get into a routine quickly is the only option!!
Yet here's the reality. You're not as young as you used to be!!! At some point you worked up to that training load - IT TOOK TIME!!! Getting straight back into it (like you did 10 years ago!) is a sure way to end up injured or on the massage table!
So, can we please offer some suggestions!!!
Good luck from the Just Knead It Team!!!