The new year sees lots of us take up running, cycling and exercise regimes in general. It’s a real boom time for gym membership and exercise classes & as an enthusiastic runner myself I am always pleased to notice more people out and about on bikes and in running gear than usual in January.
Whilst this is a hugely positive, beneficial and rewarding step, a proper, well thought out and researched training plan is a real “must have” when committing ourselves to a new fitness regime.
Pushing our bodies “too much too soon” can easily lead to soft tissue dysfunction and possibly injury. So make sure to build up slowly, 'couch to 5k' is a great example of this, warm up & cool down properly and of course, have a regular sports massage!