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