I am running my very first half at the Tinkerbell 1/2 in Disneyland in just shy of a month. I just had a laproscopic appendecotmy on christmas (ouch!). I've never run 13.1 miles before and up to christmas my training was going great. I had run 10 miles just the saturday before. Now i'm laid up on the couch for a week and can start 'walking' and 'elpicaling' at the end of the week. The surgeon told me i should be able to run in about 2 weeks. I'm hoping you all might have some tips for a) keeping my stamina up as my training dives and b) since I won't have a chance to get another long run in what should my training plan moving forward look like?? I have been laid up through what would have been my biggest run so far a 12 miler over the christmas holiday.
Any thoughts, tips, tricks you can send my way are greatly appreciated. This is my first half and there is no way i'm not going to run it. I've been training for almost a year. I started running in February of this year with my first half, it's been incredible. I'm still the fat kid but my body is learning and eating habits have changed and i'm enjoying running. Please help.
Ask your doctor about low-impact or other cross-training exercises that may be allowable during your recovery. Also, when you return to running, consider a cushioned track somewhere so that the impact will be minimized. Think about training on an ellipitical or treadmill in the interim as possible options to maintain your current strength. Be cautious with your recovery because strenuous activities could result in a hernia (running increases abdonimal pressure), so give your body the full time to heal.