Injury Training Question

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18/02/2013 at 16:09

So, I've knackered my calf up badly enough so that i can't run on it and haven't been able to do so for 2 weeks now .  I've booked in with a physio to try and sort it out but in the meantime is it worth doing more of my other two training activities (which aren't affected by my calf) or should i just stick to the plan and miss out the running bit til I'm healed?

Weird thoughts going round my head about over-training vs missing out on an opportunity to improve my cycling.....thanks all.

18/02/2013 at 17:34

as long as the other 2 activities are not impinging on the calf recovery, then sub any running plans with the others.    

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
18/02/2013 at 17:36
My OH had damaged her calf, and her physio is letting her using a cross trainer
18/02/2013 at 18:58
Cool, thanks gents, will carry on subbing my scheduled run for extra bike then. I need the practise anyway...
19/02/2013 at 07:54

Hi JD, I've been plagued with recurring achilles injuries for the past two years, mostly because I've done nothing about them till now. I'm seeing a great physio and just starting back to running, surprised that my running fitness has not deteriorated. I substituted every run session with aqua running. Even now, as I ease back into running I plan to substitute at least one run session per week with aqua running. You can buy an aqua running belt most places but this is the one I use. 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000PX3BEO/ref=asc_df_B000PX3BEO12011870?smid=A3HVC3FP3Z1Y5Q&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=22218&creativeASIN=B000PX3BEO

There's a lot of evidence to support aqua jogging as a way of maintaining running fitness through injury. And it's an exercise in mental stamina given how mind numbingly boring it is. 

 

19/02/2013 at 11:43

thanks LB.  next stop YouTube to see how to do it .

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
19/02/2013 at 21:42

I've always used aqua jogging to maintain fitness during injury recovery, it's certainly worked for me. 


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