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    Hey gang. I took 1.5 weeks off due to a hip injury. I ran again on Sat and then again this morning. Hip feels a lot better. We’ll see how it feels this afternoon.

    Anyhow, I’m kind of going through a depression type of thing. I was following my training plan, things were going great, I was starting to really see some results and then all of a sudden I’m out for 1.5 weeks. I don’t even really know how to get back on track. Where do I start again? I was going good on my Daniels plan, now I’m not sure where to pick up where I left off. I really don’t know what this hip is going to do either. It feels pretty good as I sit and type this. I’m suppose to run a 1/2 on the 15th and then my marathon is on June 19th. I ran 5 Sat. and then 5 again this morning. I don’t even want to look at my training schedule to see what I missed in the last week and a half. I’m kind of worried about the marathon. I still have 2 months left so I should be good, right? I guess I just don’t know how to get going again with my training, if my hip holds up.

    My mileage was looking good on the running log site. Now I don’t even want to go there and look.

    Here’s what I’m thinking. I just had 1.5 weeks off. If I take another easy week, that will be 2.5 weeks either off or really easy. I know I can’t just jump back into it either. Should I ditch the 1/2 on the 15th?

    When I took the 1.5 weeks off I was at like 50 mpw with a long run of 16 and 1 pace run at 12 miles. I was doing tempos or intervals twice a week too.

    Maybe I’m looking for some words of encouragement. I need to get back on track!


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    Jeff, if you’re using the Daniels plan, I’ll assume you have his book available in some way. In his book, he addresses returning from injury or some other form of layoff. Basically, for X number of days off, return with Y days of easy running, maybe with some strides thrown in, then work on getting back on track.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about missing the 1.5-2.5 weeks. Things happen and people miss time. The worst thing you can do right now is dwell on what you can’t/couldn’t do anything about. Look forward and focus on coming back healthy and making the most of the time you have left.

  • #14313


    in taking 1.5 weeks off, you really didin’t lose that much fitness….maybe 1-3%

    the important thing is that you got healthy are are able to get back on the horse.

  • #14314

    Ed 1

    Don’t skip the half unless your injury makes that the better choice. If anyhting you need to run it to get the miles and the frame of mind of crouds/racing. Enjoy it as a journey back from injury and a buildup to the full monty.

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