Hello all. I've a 50 km coast path run at start December and literally cannot run at all due to a broken big toe (freak laundry accident!) 2 months down the line. I'm now able to cycle daily but struggle with X-trainer and rowing as both still hurt. If anyone has any bright ideas or can point me in the direction of a cycling training plan that might help it would be much appreciated. Thank you!
All the best, Tom
Sympathies. How about swimming or aqua-jogging? Re. cycling, I think I remember reading that you need to cycle three miles to be the training equivalent of running one mile, but I've no proper information for you.
Well if you cannot run, then you're not going to be running a 50km coast path are you.
Tom, unless you have a good background of running to fall back on then you are going to be pushing fog up hill trying to train for a running event without any running.
Is the race Dorset CTS? If so, I would seriously reconsider toeing the line without having run for over 4 months.
Debra, thanks for that. I'm also on an oil rig so can't swim, unless I make a break for the beach but I'll try water running on leave.
Ric, cheers for that pointless comment. I've still got 2 months to recover and after managing the marathon des Sables in April, 50km off form is not a huge drama.
Yes, it is the Dorset CTS. How was it? Really looking forward to it as have a couple of MdS tent mates joining me for it so it's a bit of a reunion. I've been on between 30-60 miles a week for the past year and a bit so have a good base but will take a reality check point if it's still cream crackered in 2 week's time and sit with the missus throwing peanuts at them from strategic pubs along the route. It was quite an impressive break unfortunately.
I have been out on bits of the course and it is good fun, challenging but not going to kill anyone. Some typical coastal path. I have not seen the whole thing but I will be down there racing it this time.
Well, if you have a good understanding of your fitness levels through previous training you will be best placed to make a call but I don't think you will find an effective way of replacing running completely as training for a running event. Other activities are good for complimenting it or aiding recovery but I don't believe they can be used as a full time replacement. I would suggest you do whatever you can that is pain free to keep yourself in some form of training and prepare yourself for a tough day out adjusting your race goals to suit your fitness on the day.
Good luck with your recovery and hope you make the start.
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