Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: January Injury Blues

Monday, January 22, 2018

January Injury Blues

I got an interesting email recently about something called 'January Injury Blues'. It all starts off at the start of January with people following various New Year's resolutions about getting fit sign up for gym membership or start running.

Without proper guidance, many people just jump in at the deep end so to speak and do way too much too soon.

The end result is that the third week of January marks the start of the 'January Injury Blues'... i.e. It's about this time that people get injured.

Apparently, the end of January is one of the busiest times of the year for physios as people stream in with their injuries. According to the figures quoted, January is almost twice as busy as December and reaches a peak in February.

If you have just started running then you need to be careful. Get advice from a qualified coach or err on the side of caution and make sure you build up your training slowly

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