"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Thursday, 9 July 2015

I'm Following Doctor's Orders

With my leg, foot and back finally on the mend I am getting back into regular training. For me this is usually 6 days of running a week, but now it is 6 days of training a week.

I am listening to the doctor and will only run twice a week for now and slowly build back up. I will cycle on the days I'm not running and for now I will take a rest day every week as well. I will later increase running to 3 times per week and gradually get back to where I should be.

With the 94.7 Cycle Challenge I'm entered for on 15 November I will probably continue with more cycling until then.

For now my week looks like this:

Mon - Run
Tue - Cycle
Wed - Cycle
Thu - Run
Fri - Rest
Sat - Cycle
Sun - Cycle

The runs will be very short for now as I must remember I am coming back from stress fractures in my right femur. I certainly don't want to go through this again... I will listen to the doctor!


Char said...

That's a very sensible program. Less time on your feet to let your femur build up some strength again. Soon these days will be passed and you'll be fully mended.

Michael said...

Sounds like a great plan that will get you running again without re-injury. YOu've been very patient. I'm glad to see you running again tho. I'm sure you've missed it!

Jill said...

Wishing you the speediest of recoveries, my friend! Being smart will get you there a lot sooner!

coach dion said...

Cross training is always good and who knows it could help you with your running... I think by the end of the year you are going to be running better than you have in years...

Karien P. said...

Wise decision :). So happy that you're back out there running again!

Amy Crawshaw said...

I have found that doing other activities for my exercise has really helped me get back into running injury free. Good luck!

Giorgio said...

Good combination of running and cycling! You'll run six times a week again as soon as your leg gets its streght. According to the doctor, at the moment you have to run as a beginner. Be careful! You have time, Johann.