Advice on running after injury

I have always ran and enjoy running - but have been hit by plantar fascalitis - which I have had physio on / have rested and had a cortisone injection on Friday - I have some good supportive trainers and a interested to know view on starting up again - I only ever ran short distances of two miles -so not a long distance runner - would describe myself as a plodder x

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  • Downloading the nhs C25k podcast or app would be your ideal starting point for your re-introduction to running. It's what we're all doing here. Well most of us anyway ☺ To do the prog ramme you only run very slowly, interspersed with walking. You only start running entire runs in the later stages of the 9 week programme. An explanation of it all is on the NHS livewell website

    If you have the ok from your physio, and your feet properly shod, you can crack on. The great thing about it is that it's meant to be done slowly. That way you can build back up safely. Good luck ☺

  • You could give the C25k podcasts a try, what have you got to lose? Depending on how long you've been out, if you find some of the earlier weeks too easy you could skip ahead to the next week until you find a point that feels challenging and then follow the programme from there? I'm currently injured, out for 4-6 weeks so will be interested to hear what you do and how it goes :)

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