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    Getting back into things.


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    Getting back into things.

    Post by runner_dude on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:58 pm

    So, after the first week of Febuary, I was reduced to running 4, 2, and 6 MPW for the rest of the month due to Injuries, the Flu, and my week break after Track. The first week I was injured I put in 3 20 minute rides on the stationary bike, and the second week I did 2 (20 minutes each). Last week I did 10 minutes on 2 seperate days just to fill my exercise fix.

    So while I haven't been running, I was at least doing some exercise. But this week back my HR is a lot higher than it should be, while my pace is a lot slower than it should be. Part of it is because I haven't done anything with hills (prior to this week) for over a month, everything was on the track.

    My question is: How long should it take before I get back to normal?
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    Re: Getting back into things.

    Post by Lindgren Runner on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:34 pm

    It shouldn't take to long. Gradually add some mileage, and do some speedwork such as sprints to get your legs back to what they were.

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    Re: Getting back into things.

    Post by PCNQtrack on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:39 pm

    after my break after cross country it took about 4 days to begin running similar paces to what i was doing before, granted these were harder but after a week i was back into it again

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    Re: Getting back into things.

    Post by Lily on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:40 pm

    well it's different for everyone, but i'm guessing maybe a week. just keep running even though it may feel discouraging and eventually you'll feel like you're back to your old self.
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    Re: Getting back into things.

    Post by alex-likes-running on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:52 pm

    When i take a week off, it usually takes me around 4 days to get back. so i guess if it were 3 days off, it would take me around 2 weeks. then again, i dont cross train when im not running, so yea.
    good luck!

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