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Injury and GRN

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 16:19

sorry title of post should obvs read GNR!!

Injury and GRN

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 16:19

sorry title of post should obvs read GNR!!

Injury and GRN

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 16:19

I have got a place in the GNR on 15th Sept but have injured my foot. Physio thinks it is a sciatic nerve issue and has given me exercises etc but I still cant run at all, I cant even lift up on to my tiptoes on the bad foot as it hurts too much. I have been training for the run since the new year as I am a new runner, and have been comfortably running 10/11 miles at the weekend with my longest run being the ful distance but I havent been able to run at all for 10 days and a, wondering what is the point when I should think whether or not to pull out and postpone until next year. I dont want to but also dont want to have the nightmare of having to pull out mid race

Thanks

The Middle Ground

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 13:56

I hope everyone's enjoying the weather  Looks like there's lot's of good training and racing despite the heat.

I've been steadily working on my base with 24 and 30 miles per week, all easy running. Not sure the weather's been suitable for much more to be honest. Since my surgery I've loosely been following a HADD programme and running based on HR to focus on aerobic conditioning. Previously I've run much harder and probably why I would often injure myself. I've been very surprised at how quickly I've been able to improve since I've returned.

It's now 10 weeks after my knee operation, and the good news is my physio now says I can add some speedwork back into my training. 

I've recently been running around 10 min/mile easy runs at ~68% HR (144 bpm). My last 10K was in Jan which I ran 51:xx but feel I could probably beat that now. I'm running 25 - 30 miles per week with 4 runs - LSR and 2x easy runs and would like to replace an easy run with speed session.

I'd appreciate a bit of guidance from the thread as I'm torn between intervals or threshold as a quality session to replace a mid-week easy run ...

The Middle Ground

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 14:01

BBB - I will only say the same as the others already. A PB is a PB and you're continually improving which is what it's all about. You should be celebrating 

Physio went well last night. It's now 8 week's since the operation and he's very impressed with the recovery. I've got some new exercises to focus on tortional strengthening, and another 2 weeks of easy running then he thinks I can re-introduce some speedwork. Nearer the time I'm sure I'll ask for some suggestions from this thread  I must say easy running can get a bit boring!

7 mile trail run (easy) for me last night. Ended up being a bit longer than I expected as the bridle way I planned to take was closed so had to do an extra loop home!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:23

Thanks for all the welcomes

BBB - probably still a bit early to tell if the injury is fully behind me. Surgery was end April and I'm in week 3 of a return to easy running. So far so good though with only some mild stiffness after running. Physio tomorrow evening and will learn more about adding some quality work although I've resigned myself to a few more weeks of easy running, with maybe a Parkrun in July?

Managed to get 3 easy runs done across Friday and the weekend for 4, 7 and 5 miles which totals 22 for the week ...

The Middle Ground

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:30

Evening all - after reading this thread for the last few weeks or so I thought it's time to "delurk" ...

I'm still relatively new to running and I've found this thread extremely educational and motivational - so thanks all for your comments  .  Unfortunately I tore my knee cartilage whilst training for my first HM (Leeds); I needed an operation and have only recently been able to restart easy running. Work and family limit me to 4 running sessions per week and I try to do a weekly core session in the gym. Last week my easy running got me to 20 miles and focus forward is to re-establish my base through easy running only. I will look to do a 10K towards the end of the summer, and hopefully my first HM in autumn.

Once again thanks for all the tips and well done to everyone who's making progress

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