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- Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:57 am
I was doing great until the weekend before Christmas then my back went. Running wasn't the cause as I was on a rest day, it was in fact a too soft bed whilst visiting relatives. So for the next week and over Christmas I was restricted to using chair backs to get round graduating first to short then longer walks.
Started the first run back at wk1 run 1 on Jan 4th and built up again from there with one run from each week up to wk 4 then followed the full programme for week 5 and have just completed wk 6 run 1 which puts me exactly where I was before the injury.
The back is feeling pretty good but legs feeling very heavy particularly calf muscles but feeling good that I'm back on track. So anyone in a similar position with injury, build back slowly but do make a start it is really easy to put off and put off again.
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- Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:14 am
Awesome that you got back at it! Congratulations!
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- Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:06 am
- Location: Surrey, UK
I totally agree. Start again slowly. My back went in the summer, and like you not because of the running. I was out for almost 4 months but would have got back to running sooner had I not kept trying to "run through the pain". I only made it worse. However I started running again in November and plan to do a 10k in march. It may take me 2 hours bit I will finish it