Yup... it is time to repair my knee. I found a new doctor who is confident he can repair my ACL in one surgery. The only catch, I have to use the tendon from my quad to make the new ACL. That means technically two surgeries in one... This also means that while I am trying to rehab my ACL, I will also be rehabing my quad. Wish me luck!!
The above weights and speeds are suggestions; increase or decrease weight/speed to the level you are comfortable with. More important than the weight you are using or the pace you are running at, is being able to complete the amount of repetitions and maintain proper form and safety during the exercises. Weight should be comfortable but challenging during your first round, and will increase in difficulty as your muscles work and fatigue. Speed should also be based on your own level of running. Pushing your limits is key to improving yourself, but knowing your limitations and avoiding over stressing your muscles is of equal importance.
Every race, no matter the distance, has its own high points and low points, victory days and injuries.
Each week I will be posting the workouts I personally do in order to achieve my goals for my current marathon.
Don't forget to check out the Running Recaps section where I reflect on how each week of training went.
I will be discussing the aspects of my training that went well, and the aspects that may have required a little more motivation.
- Alan Cohen
I have no set training schedule for the next few weeks leading up to my knee surgery. Right now I am focusing on weight training rather than running so I minimize the amount of atrophy my leg will undergo after surgery.