Recovering from a running injury

What I have learned over the last month and a half is that running injuries are hard to come back from. This has everything to do with the fact that you want to continue doing the same activity that hurt you in the first place. That’s hard, because running injuries are commonly from overuse.

I suffered from IT band troubles when I trained for my first half marathon. This injury actually prevented me from running all 13 miles. I ended up only being able to finish 6. After the race, I kind of stayed away from running by working out on the elliptical and taking group classes.

That was two years ago. Now I’m someone who loves to run, and is itching to get back out on the road. My only saving grace has been that the weather is super crappy. I have no desire to go run in 50 mph winds, thanks, but no thanks.  But I also don’t feel like I’m any closer to running than I was with my boot on. It kind of breaks my heart.

I go to see a specialist next Friday. That would be my projected date for my first run. My projected date for my first spin class is totally at 7 am tomorrow morning. I can do it.

I found a source that says for every week you are off running, it will take you two weeks to get back to that level. I’m up to like 5 weeks, I can expect to be fully recovered in 10 weeks. Source

I do have to say that I tried to decrease my detraining effect by cross training with swimming and keeping up with my lifting. We will see how it goes I guess.

I’m back to the pool today to drown swim a 1/2 mile. Sucks.


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