Thanks both for the advice. I don't feel as though I'm still at 10k level - but that might just be the lardy feeling induced by 3 weeks of lying on the sofa. I think long (very) slow runs is the answer.
I wasn't given specific advice from the hospital on running (I know, I should have asked), but the general advice seems to be take it easy for the first couple of weeks, and after that avoid strenuous activity (lifting weights specifically) or anything that will put pressure on the eardrum (ie diving or flying). So I figure running will be OK - as long as I'm not sprinting maybe!
Hi all, this is my first ever post here, been running for just over a year. I was at 10k level, ran a 10k race in 53 minutes the first weekend in February. Then I got called in for an operation on my ear and ran again for the first time this week - three weeks off running in total. I ran for 30 mins very slowly on Tuesday and all seemed OK, so I think I can get back into training now.
I was supposed to be training for a 10-mile race on 7th April. I don't care what time I do, but I'd like to run the whole thing. Is this realistic, and what's the best approach? Just work on my stamina, building up long runs, or should I still do some speed work?