Coming off of a 2 year Rugby stint both seasons ending very early with an injury. The First season 2008-2009 ended with a broken Fibula and partially torn Achilles the second 2009-2010 a broken humerus head and a completely detached labrum which happened in November. I stubbornly tried to rehab it and waited a month or so before giving in to surgery. I am still not 100% and the surgery was early January. I am coaching a small school and decided to stay in shape by running some. Below are my recreational short season marks.
10.62- April hw
10.34- May tw
10.56- May hw
10.44- June hw
200m- 21.06 June
300m- 33. 82 June
One more race to come Late July- running the 100-200-400 just for fun of course!
haha. I consider running like my version of an old men’s soccer league. I take it pretty serious when I am training 4 days a week or when I compete but outside of that specific time I kind of forget about it. It keeps me in shape though and I enjoy it!
Man, tell me your secret and how to recover so quick? What were you PR before these injuries?
I heard it takes 6 wks to recover from the surgery and another 6 to strengthen even before racing/training enters the picture.
Lol- No secret to recovering quickly. It was honestly 10 months before my leg felt right again (100%) after being in a boot and braces for most of the time. As far as my shoulder injury I am at month 7 and still can’t do much more than a few push ups. I have great pendulum movement (running) but very little to the side and over head.
I am in the weight room 1 day a week following a short speed and acceleration day. 1 have 1 light tempo 10x100 in the grass… 1 heavy tempo on a grass trail 300+200+100x3 with walk between recovery and 1 either special endurance or max velocity day. Once every 2 weeks I trade one of my Tempo days for a pool session.
Example week would be-
Monday- 3x40m out of blocks hard- full recovery for all… 8-10 minutes or so
1x60m out of blocks
1x80m out of blocks
Speed drills and weights follow workout
Tuesday- 300-200-100x3 grass- 1 mile run and core work after
Thursday- 10x100 Tempo- core work after
Friday- 3x200 in 22-23 second pace- 4 minute recovery
nice recovery drob judging from your healthy microcycle and times. How did the slight achilles tear occur? Maybe related to turf toe? does it ever become inflamed for a split second here or there during regular daily activity or the sprints?
Hey thanks. It occurred when I fractured my fibula. I don’t think it related to turf toe much though. I still have turf toe. Know where near as bad as previously as it was painful to walk around in a grocery store back in the day. Now it’s just sore during intense speed training session and a day or two after. I don’t lift all that much anymore either so I assume that helps keep the capsule from being as inflamed or irritated. As far as my achilles still aching, yes it does. Nothing a little message and Advil can’t cure though.
Thanks. I am actually looking right now if there are any nearby. My shoulder is still bothering me more than it should and a Prolotherapist could be a good help. You know I’ve never even considered prolotherapy. I will look into it further.
Some doctors claim to be “prolotherapists” but they haven’t had any real training. I went to a Naturopathic doctor a few years back for treatment for my knee. The guy spent the first 30min telling me his credentials. I was thinking, dude, I’m here already, you got me. Lol. He then proceeded to give me ONE measly injection of just lidocaine for a cool $150 thank you very much! Needless to say I never went back to him.
I did find a real doctor in my town that did it (an MD who specialized in physical medicine), and it did help my left knee a lot, but he has since moved away to a bigger city. A good prolotherapist should have had real prolotherapy training from someone, and give at least 10-20 injections. More for a back injury.