Is anyone here training for a particular race w/ an existing injury?
I have been battling knee problems (ITBS in one knee, patellar tendonitis in the other) for about a month and they are finally getting better. Prior to developing the problems, I had registered and payed for a 1/2 in September and the (very expensive) hotel rooms. So in my mind, backing out is not an option. Getting better and training is the only solution.
Prior to my set back, I had logged in some 7-8-9 mile runs. That was about 2 months ago. I'm now at 2-3 miles 4 x's a week and working back up. What are the odds that I'll be ready in 12 weeks to do a 1/2? Not 'racing', just running. And I'm fully prepared to take regular walk breaks.
I think as long as you take it easy, 12 weeks is very do-able. I just hope you don't re-aggravate your injury while training. And you are already building some base, so bumping it up slowly should do the trick!
ACTIVE is the leader in online event registrations from 5k running races and marathons to softball leagues and local events. ACTIVE also makes it easy to learn and prepare for all the things you love to do with expert resources, training plans and fitness calculators.