28 Jul '15, 2am

Fallen out of your regular running routine? How to stage a strong comeback.

Fallen out of your regular running routine? How to stage a strong comeback.

COMEBACK PLAN: Sign up for a 5-K "There's a 5-K almost every weekend," says Luis Manzo, Ph.D., a coach and sports psychologist in New York City. "Find one and just show up. Being around other runners and happy crowds will rub off." Heading out with a friend can also help you recommit to training. Or try some retail therapy: Investing in a cool pair of shoes or downloading new music can get you excited about working out again. SIDETRACKED BY: Postrace slump Whether it was your first 5-K or your umpteenth marathon, finishing a race is a big deal–you've earned some downtime. Too often, however, the opportunity to sleep in for a while gets a little too, well, comfortable. "Taking a short break after a race is a smart move," says Janet Hamilton, an exercise physiologist and coach with Running Strong in Atlanta. "It gives your body time to repair tissue damage from racing at a h...

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