1. Start off with less than you think you can do.
It’s tempting to go back into our old routines straight away, but we’d be wise to start slow. Start at about 75% of what you think you could do. Do this amount/weight/speed for several days or sessions then increase by 5-10%. Repeat this several times if you feel you are going well, and work back to your previous level.
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This process can be mentally frustrating, especially as most of us are all raring to go! However the short-term frustration is worth the long-term gains of appropriately building your body’s capacity back up, and not letting nagging injuries surface.