We all have it or perhaps lack it.
Niggles are inevitable when you’re coming back to a sport, regardless of what discipline it may be in. But, oh my how much nicer would it be if you could just overcome your injury and hop back into it right where you left off? If anyone knows how, please do let me into the secret!
…Or at least trying to. Returning from injury, regardless of the time you have had away from the sport, be it a couple of weeks or a couple of years is equally as daunting and difficult. In the time you have spent away you subconsciously begin to trust your body less and your belief in a strong return often seems unrealistic. This is because you know you need to let your body run through the motions of competing and in my case, attempting to travel at some speed before you can expect too much. I would argue that the longer you spend away from the sport, the harder it is to make a strong comeback, as your muscle memory has more than likely begun to fade.