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Any Runner Battling Injury Will Find Solace In This Twitter Thread

Any Runner Battling Injury Will Find Solace In This Twitter Thread

Injury. It's the bane of every runner's life: that niggle of anxiety that's always there in the back of a runner's head. What if the body lets us down? If you run, you will have encountered injury along the way. How we cope with and recover from injury is often as important as what we do when we run.

Injury frustration only gets worse the better we become at running. When you're used to a certain standard, and you're unexpectedly sidelined by an injury, it's possibly to develop a disconnect between the body and the mind. The mind thinks it's still at elite level. The body will have different ideas.

Tom Fairbrother, an English runner who's run sub 2.40 shared his own experiences of overcoming serious injury on Twitter this week. Fairbrother required ankle surgery for a number of months, and in the tweets below, he describes how he reprogrammed his running mind after his injury, and specifically how he learned to embrace 'easy running'. Fairbrother broke his personal best of 2.36 last weekend in Edinburgh, so the proof is in the pudding.

If you're trying to cope with any kind of running injury, you'll find something in this Twitter thread.

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