Methods for training with less impact but keeping up hours of activity would include biking, and deep water running when possible. Substituting a long bike ride instead of hours of pounding on the legs goes a long way to keeping running viable. Patellar tendon injuries tend not to do well with high load cycling, but level 1 should be doable. After a brief rest, you want to return to progressive loading of the leg extensor complex, or you dig yourself a very deep hole to climb out of. During injury periods I recommend picking an upper body or core fitness goal to pursue, keeps you less crazy.
Just general comments as requested, hope it goes well.
Just after some advice around training around injury. My questions may have already been answered somewhere
I have a patella tendentious and also a TibioCalcanael ligament strain (on the same leg), presumably from an increase in volume over the past few months where I have been doing around 10-12hrs per week of Zone1-2 alone and around 3-5000m vert.
I have a long history (10 years+) with Endurance training. I’m a vary active Mountain enthusiast of various forms, predominantly alpinisim and Mountain running and generally train between 8 and 18hrs per week depending on the objective and my recovery periods.
As I am no longer made of rubber being the ripe age of 37, I’m conscious that I need to back waaaay off to ensure that I can continue running well into the future.
I am just unsure of how (if possible) to hold onto the hard earned years of base that I have. I have been doing ME and strength workouts with an upper body focus since the injuries occurred a week or two ago, but no running or weight bearing leg exercise at all for obvious reasons.
I’m also highly fat adapted and also would like some advice around the best nutrition protocol during my recovery/rehab. I have reduced my caloric intake accordingly and continue to adhere to an 18-6 time restricted eating as this works well for me and has done for over two years now. I’m just not sure if I’d become less fat adapted given that my Z1/2 work is currently non existent at the moment.
Sorry if that’s a little long winded. I’d greatly appreciate any advice you can offer.
Thanks in advance.
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