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11/29/11 8:26 A

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I had to chime in... I've been dealing with the same issues since running MCM at the end of October. I knew I should have reverse tapered, but I felt soooo good after taking the first week off (technically, "off" = 2 mile daily walk and a light jog thrown in here and there), that I went back to my almost usual routine on week 2.
After a 4 mile trail run the Sunday after the race, I then did a few HOURS of yard work. Run Club the next day, strength training the next, and about a 3 mile run on Wed. All that work I did to repair my hamstrings in time for the race was completely undone in a week! I made it through 26.2 miles, then injured myself overdoing it during recovery!
I ended up taking nearly TWO weeks off to recover, and now I'm *eeaassing* back into it like I should have the first time. Just did a Turkey Trot, and I'm doing a 15K this weekend, but I'm not looking to bust any records!

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11/28/11 9:00 P

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Nice try John. It's active recovery not days off - but you know that.
How'd your run go? Hopefully you'll find your running spark soon.

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11/28/11 8:54 A

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Hey all wasnt rule 1 day off per mile raced thats 26 days !!!! LoL

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11/23/11 9:41 P

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I wish you could go to our guy in Toronto hes a sport Chiroprator and an Ironman

$80. for the visit but he gets your body from your hips to your feet ready to run a marathon


www.theurbanathlete.ca/

Edited by: FREEDOMSTAR at: 11/23/2011 (21:42)
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11/23/11 8:26 P

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Unfortunately I have military medical. Can be good but you can't always guarantee you'll get a provider that will understand runners. Most just prescribe motrin and put you on a no-running profile. That's the last thing I want.

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11/23/11 7:52 P

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Teal- some sport chiropractor therapy will speed things up for you.
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11/23/11 7:46 P

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John - Hopefully - I'll be smart enough to listen to my own advice.
I will have about the same time off between running since my last marathon. Unfortunately, I got too cocky and aggressive with my training and hurt my right ankle during my marathon on the 12th. I ended up limping the last 5 miles and am still limping.
I'm hoping if I am a good girl and don't run the rest of the month - I can start back in Dec. I still want to do Goofy. My plan is to do a slow build up and use the run/walk method to get through it.

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Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
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Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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11/23/11 7:20 P

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Thanks - I havnt run because I didnt feel like it and felt I needed a rest break after all the marathon training, and did another race 2 weeks after, and another 2 weeks after that.

I was running around 19K on my long runs

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11/23/11 7:15 P

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John - Is there a reason you haven't run? Are you training for something in particular? The answer to these questions will drive different answers.
If you haven't run for this long because of an injury - take it easy and slowly build up to what you can do. If it's because you haven't felt like it - run whatever will re-ignite your desire so if you have a route you love - do it.
If you are training for something - adjust/scale back your plan to allow your self to get back your normal base.
With a 17 day break - you will lose a little fitness so your base will a little lower than your old norm. Although your base had dropped a bit - you will get it back pretty quickly. So if your normal run is a 5 miler - do a 3 miler and run a little slower than normal.
Best advice is run what you want and what feels right for you.

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Blister in the Sun Marathon - 3 Aug
Tupelo Marathon - 31 Aug
Beat the Blerch Marathon - 21 Sep
3 Bridges Marathon - 27 Dec
Texas Marathon - 1 Jan


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11/23/11 5:15 P

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John, a lot of people repeat the last two weeks of their taper backwards to get back into it.

I suggest 2 30 min SLOW jogs with a day to rest in the middle, and then after another day to rest, try a little longer. If you feel ANYTHING funny during those 30 minute jogs, slow WAY down or STOP. Listen to your body, and just go slow. Speed should not be on your radar right now.

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11/23/11 5:14 P

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When I finished my first marathon last month, I took a week off. My 1st post marathon run was a 3 miler..and then gradually added miles. A few 4 milers.. then a few 5. I was back to running my normal 20 miles/week (give or take a few) within a couple week.

I don't think there is any right answer. Everyone is different. I was anxious to get back running once my legs and feet were feeling better.

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11/23/11 4:51 P

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i cant believe its been 17 days since I've run. What do I do now? what distance? how often? should do a long run on Sunday?

Thanks
John

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Edited by: FREEDOMSTAR at: 11/23/2011 (16:51)
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