Intro, Back To Fitness
Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:22 PM
Just an introduction. I've was relatively fit and running 3-6k's a day 3 days a week and was fairly active, hunting whenever I could, before joining the army infantry in 08'. I've had a ton of training injuries sustained between then and now resulting in corrective surgery after physio couldn't do much for any of them, compartment decompressions both legs with no major problems to date, ITB releases on both knees at diff times healing well now, and waiting on right shoulder bur to be cut out atm.
It's about 3 months post left ITB being operated on and I've since discharged the army due to injuries and lack of career progression. Feeling much better off for having the operations and continue to follow the books I've since purchased on running and managing the injuries. I'm just getting back to speed with my running at the moment, trying not to burn-out while waiting for shoulder surg and want to maintain fitness. Currently running 3 days a week doing between 2 and 3k's a day now in my 3rd week of training. Where I'm living at the moment is just across from a school oval which is perfect for low impact running. Just looking for any advice really cheers
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:17 PM
You don't say whether you have specific running goals, e.g. get up to X km comfortably or complete a particular race. The most important thing is to build up very gradually, paying attention to your body and including adequate rest in your weekly routine. You'll see some rules of thumb frequently mentioned on CR and elsewhere, e.g. increase your weekly distance by no more than 10% per week and have an easier week every 3 or 4 weeks. This is also the ideal time to get some advice on technique / running form and get into good habits that will really help you over time.
If you haven't already, check out the training info and links here: http://www.coolrunni.../Training_Guide
If you have particular distances or races that you're aiming towards, then let us know and people will be able to give you more specific advice.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:06 PM
Definitely have to build up gradually over the weeks and pay attention to nutrition and active recovery on my off days. I'd say at this stage I'm aiming to be able to do 5-6k's with relative ease before going back in for the minor shoulder op in a couple of months, then assess where to from there. I've just been running slow and for distance as the army so actively promotes (every damn day) so it's great looking into the forums on other methods and the inner workings of running to get a better understanding, keep flowing and seeing results.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:24 PM
I understand the frustration of injuries. Ive spent the last year getting over a stress fracture, leg tendinitis and now a possible torn bicep muscle in the shoulder after a bike accident. Im back at the very beginning, walking 3 times a week, hoping to build up to a bit of jogging.
You have come to the right place for support and great advice.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:18 PM
Glad to hear that you are walking regularly. I hope that the rest of this year will be kinder to you.