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It's been asked before, what to expect? (Read 98 times)


Sloooow.

    I should be having surgery this Thursday, provided they don't reschedule. I'll probably be taking 10-14 days off from running.

     

    How will this effect me?

     

    My mileage is not high at all, my longest run so far is only 5 miles and I try to maintain 10-12 miles a week.

     

    Should I pretty much start back at C25K level?

     

    I should be having a titanium ossicular prosthesis fixed in also, and I have no idea how I should go about running after that. Google comes up with nothing. Shot in the dark, anyone else have one? Lol.

     

    Thanks in advance Smile


    Mmmmm...beer

      I have no advice to give, but just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery! Smile

      -Dave

      My running blog

      2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k done! | BQ done! | sub-3 M

        How long have you been running?  If you have been running for several years, a couple of weeks off will have very little impact.  If you have only been running a few months, it will have more of an impact but it's certainly not going to set you back to zero.

        Short term goal: 17:59 5K

        Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

        Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


        Sloooow.

          Thanks Dave!

           

          LtH- I've only been running since July 2012, so 8 months.

            Meh, two weeks then won't do much in that case.  Take a week at 50% mileage, a second week at 75% mileage, and then get back where you left off.

            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


            Mostly Harmless

              Meh, two weeks then won't do much in that case.  Take a week at 50% mileage, a second week at 75% mileage, and then get back where you left off.

               

              +1 to this.  All I will add is listen to your body.  I tried to come back too quickly after foot surgery in 2010 and it cost me an additional 4 months.  Best of luck with your surgery!

               "Address the process rather than the outcome.
              Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

              Luke79


                Meh, two weeks then won't do much in that case.  Take a week at 50% mileage, a second week at 75% mileage, and then get back where you left off.

                I'd second this.  I've always heard you don't lose fitness with up to 2 weeks off, then it goes downhill after that.

                 

                I would agree that how long you've been running is relevant in that theory.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                kristin10185


                I race in SparkleSkirts

                  Good luck!!!!

                   

                  I have been running almost the same amount of time as you, summer of 2012 I started as well. I just took an entire month off more or less because of injury. I did a few test runs the first week back for a total of 5 miles,and then went to 8 miles per week and built back from there slowly. But my primary concern was reaggarvating the injury, not loss of fitness. Without considering the injury I think I could have built back faster. I would say do what you can and listen to your body. Head out for a run when you're recovered, see how it goes. Stop for walk breaks if you need them, or stop all together and walk home.

                   

                  again good luck!

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                  LRB


                  Dreamer

                    After a seven week stint on the bench, I found when I returned that running easy was well, easy.  Marathon pace and faster however was a different story!

                     

                    It took about 4-6 weeks running easy before I built my endurance up to where the faster paces were sustainable, but the beauty of returning to running from injury is that you are running!

                    MRT: This too shall pass I made it!


                    Sloooow.

                      OK, thank you so much everyone, feel a lot better about it now. I'm pretty sure I'll be including the 3 days leading up to surgery so I can go mope in my worry cave, haha.

                       

                      Thanks again Smile