Would love to run but can’t at the moment? Here’s a quick summary (with links to more specialised summaries) of all the options you’ve got if you’re injured (if you’ve got any questions please get in touch with our welfare/health and safety officers Niamh (mnb33) and Zara (zy334)):
In the Pool
On the Road
In the Gym
- Use the CUH&H Physio: CUH&H has heavily subsidised physio slots (you do need to be a paid-up member but you earn back your membership fee in a single physio slot) – check the training email to find how to sign up!
- Listen to your physio: Do the exercises they tell you to do and check any cross-training isn’t making things worse.
- Be social and cross-train together*: Makes it far less boring
- Get a good playlist: Ditto (podcasts as well, such as QI’s “No Such Thing as a Fish”!)
- Aim for the start line: Remember why you’re going through all of this faff. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or are generally susceptible to injury, if cross training a few times a week instead of running extra miles is what you need to do to get you to the start line, do that.
- Get involved with socials: Being injured doesn’t mean you can’t get involved with the busy CUH&H social scene, you’re welcome to come along even if you’ve never run with us!
*Ask to get put on the Cross-Training/Injured Harey WhatsApp group to organise times to train together.
This is not meant to be a definitive guide to injury recovery – if you’ve got something to add let me (Thomas, thwc3) know!