The past 5 weeks have been a mixture of pleasure and pain. The first two weeks I was under the weather, trying to kick a severe chest cold that had me bed ridden on the weekends and hacking a lung at work throughout the week. I then spent the next 2 weeks trying to fully recover before starting back into my workout routine. I am now rounding the 5th week and feel like a relapse is creeping back into my world. Not good.
My training had been solid for months prior to this set back. Now, I find myself wondering when and where to jump back into the workout routine. Do I start now, hoping that the itch in the back of my throat is just allergies, or do I wait it out and try to start back up in a week.
The big question is how far back does this set me back? I have heard that taking 1 week off you need 2 weeks to get back to where you were. If this is true I am about 9 weeks behind where I need to be, which sucks.
If anyone reads this and wants to share any ideas, feel free to send me a message by using my contact info at the top right of this blog. I could use some help!
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."
"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed." Charles Schulz
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
How to make a come back after taking 1 month off
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Sunday run in the rain.
Got off work early today and went out on an easy 4 miler. Took my time knowing this would be the last time I ran for about 1 week. Run fel...
So, back on the road and trying to keep up with my runs. The 4 mile loop felt great. I started running through the woods and hit the concr...
Sorry man, I was going to email you as I did not see any workouts on Flotrack. But I knew you foot was bothering you.
When I was injuried with a stress fracture, I had to take 3months off. At which point, I had lost all my fitness. It took me 4 full weeks to get back. But by the end of that 5th week, I raced a 5k and was back to a solid fitness level. So take your time and ease back into it. And you will be fine.
Good luck. Jeff
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