Return After Week and a Half

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    alancraig
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    I mentioned this on another post, but I irritated my left knee doing squats last week. It wasn’t terrible, but I didn’t want to make it worse. The coach who wrote my current training plan suggested not running until the knee had felt normal for a week or so. It feels completely normal now, so I’m giving it until next Wednesday or Thursday.

    I’ve been pool running every day this week. Wearing a floatation belt in the deep end and basically running in place. It feels aerobically comparable to running and my heart rate has been reflective of this. It’s emulating the motion of running, which hopefully helps. There’s more resistance from the water, but no impact on your joints. So it’s not bothering my knee at all. I’ll keep doing this everyday (except Sunday) until it’s time to start back up.

    This being said, do you have any suggestions on running again? Maybe keeping the first few runs slow and easy, then kicking it back into gear? I’m hoping that the pool workouts will help preserve some of my running fitness, but there’s no way of knowing until I start back up.

    #17488
    winoria
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    I know this is probably not what you have been looking for, but I can recommend Lever Movement. You can decrease your body weight by 45lbs and gradually reduce the support until you are back to full body weight. It’s also great to increase volume without the negative impact of the pounding, plus it’s great for overspeed work.

    #17491
    alancraig
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    Thanks for your response. I looked into this and it seems to a great device, especially for those who have been injured. However, I don’t know if I could pull this off. For one, I don’t have a treadmill at home and I really can’t afford to buy one right now. But also, I’m not in a position to buy the unit. Even if I were to rent it, I don’t think I’d be able to set this up and tear it down with each treadmill run at the gym. At some point, this might be a more financially feasible option.

    #17496
    winoria
    Moderator

    I own one of these devices. It takes about 2min to attach it to a treadmill and is great even if used at a gym. That’s why I find it so great – it provides a lot of flexibility even if you don’t own a treadmill.

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