I've been off of running with Trachnteric Burstitis, which is an inflammation of the Bursa on the hip caused or exacerbated by a tight Illiotibial band. Rest, stretching and ibruprofen have eased it somewhat so I'm thinking about startign running again.
Everyone advises "take it easy to start" but how easy, and for how long?
I've not run for about 6 weeks. Prior to that I was running 3-4 times a week and doing about 20 miles a week. So what shoul I do to start recovering my fitness? Is t a question of running slower, less distance, less often or what?
'Best' depends on your particular requirements. Most of the Garmin range will do the basic things you want, or Nike also do a GPS watch.
My Garmin 405 does way more things than I ever need it to do, and has been faultless over the last 18 months or so, so is reliable. It'll certainly cope with distance, heart rate and instantaneous speed.
I promised myself a garmin 405 for my birthday if I could get a sub 50 min 10k on my clubs "undulating" (ie bloomin steep) winter course, so that helped spur me on during the winter months to drop 3 minutes off my time.
Now I've got it I find it useful to monitor pace and mileage, but I don't use any pre-programmed plans or anything.
One of the ladies at our club competes in 24hr time trials (as well as doing cross-country ultra-marathons) at International standard.
She's done over 130 miles in 24 hours running around a track, which I think is a test of mind more than body. I think they run a couple of hours one way around the track, then change to run the opposite direction. I'll ask her tonight if she's at club.