Hi there, as frustrating and annoying as I know it is for you, it could be a lot worse and from the sound of it you don't have to wait too long to get better. I do hope that will be the case, just try and be patient and make sure you are fully recovered before you resume training. Enjoy your Christmas!
samsunguser: Good luck to you. I know it can be hard but stick around here and vent away. I'm sure many here will have been in the same situation and can advise.
You have to get better before pushing yourself again.
Just relax and enjoy the time you have. You know inside that eventually you will get back out there once the injury heals.
GOOD LUCK AND STAY STRONG
samsunguser wrote (see)
The fact that I had built up to half marathon milestone also is quite depressing knowing I'm going to have to start again.
This is the first mistake I think - you will no where near "have to start again" - I've had 3 months + out for various reasons over the last couple of years, and while you lose fitness - unless you totally let yourself go (alcohol and food frenzy) in the interim, you can get it all back and then some pretty damn quickly. The first few runs out will be a lot harder than you remember but after 3-4 weeks you'll be way farther down the path to running fitness than you were as a real "beginner". Both times I became a *complete* couch potato and put on ~2 stones and felt like you do, but both times within 3 months I'd PB'd at most distances and "caught up". Don't let it get to you, concentrate on keeping well and plan a sensible re-entry and I'm certain you'll come out the better for it!
Daeve +1. I was out for 9 months and even with a foot issue for a few weeks I caught up pretty sharpish. Unfortunately the problem I had also came back pretty sharpish so now in total I've been out over 3.5 years! Still reckon though that once I do get going if I take it easy to begin with I should be okay but endurance may take a while. So I wouldn't worry about it samsunguser - try and enjoy the rest, you may well come back stronger!
Good luck Jack - still time for VLM. Had two weeks off everything but really 4 as reduced mileage right down and bike for preeceding 2. back and feel stronger than ever wont ever catch up fully in VLM plan but the worst part is stepping up and not just going for it again. Have lost fitness but after 5 or 6 runs that's already coming back
I totally empathise with how you feel JackHarris and by the sound of how both Daeve and Peter came back after recovery it's encouraging.
I went to the physio again today. Was given a painful massage all along the shins, and the outside of the leg and the back of the calf. I was also told that my foot tendon from the heel to the big toe is also very tight and he massage that too....that was excruciating. He told me that there was still scar tissue and he told me to roll over these areas myself with tennis ball/foam roller and when I get to the painful bit to bend my foot up and down to help breakdown the scar tissue until the pain starts to fade away and then move on to the next area. He recommended I keep up the bikes, swimming and xtrainer work until I am all clear - he said about 2 weeks
I will also listen to my own body and continue to massage, stretch and strengthen and see if I can do hops without the pain coming on.
Will keep you posted as this may help some people who are/will experience a similar situation.
Ps. now 17 days since my last run.
Just came across your post post. I've had a couple of injuries which put me out of running - stress fracture in foot and ITB problem. I was out of action for a couple of months each time and went through the grumpy, denial and finally acceptance stages!
Best advice is don't rush it, it will be worth the wait for the pure pleasure when you have your first run again!
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