29 Nov '15, 10pm

How to Return to Running

How to Return to Running

Chances are, at some point in your life you’ll need time off from running. You’ll become a parent, get sick or injured, or take a midlife crisis sabbatical to learn to surf in Tahiti. But rest easy: With every run you’re currently taking, you’re “banking” muscle memory. Those deposits become a type of running nest-egg you can cash in down the road when you’ve had your last wipeout. “The more times you go over the memory now, the longer it will last,” says Amadeus Mason, M.D., of USA Track & Field’s sports-medicine and science committee and an assistant professor of orthopedics and family medicine at Emory University. Sure, there is a psychological factor: Revisiting a sport, especially one that you once enjoyed, is far less intimidating and overwhelming than taking it up for the very first time. And confidence can certainly make reentry feel easier. But experts say it’s mo...

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