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  • Posted On: 04-06-14, 12:50 pm (EDT) #1

    Marathon Training Update

    April 6, 2014, 12:50 pm

    Hermanites,

     

    Awhile back I posted a thread about running my first full marathon. Scott and another gentleman replied another nd helped me out a lot and started me on my journey. I've been training for about 2 months months and it's been tough. I've never trained for anything like this but thanks to gt_turbo I've made huge strides towards my goal. Gt_turbo is a very very knowledgeable about training for running distances. He taught me so much, that I don't know where to start. He gave gave me an awesome training regiment that I follow very closely along with a good diet. I run 3 short runs a week and one medium to long run on the weekend. I have come a long way from where I started. I started off running at 210 lbs and I down to 198 - 200 lbs.my longest run so far is 14.5 miles ran at about a 9 minute 30 second mile.

     

    Now here's the bad news. Back in 2009 I had hernia repair surgery and they fixed me up. About a month and half ago I had some really sharp pain where my first hernia was at. I could barely get up and sit down. The pain only lasted for a day or two. So I went to the the doctor's office and told what's going on. They scheduled me for an ultrasound. A few days later after the ultrasound my doctor called me said I have another hernia. I still kept training with the hernia because it only hurt for those two days. So last week on friday March 28 I had hernia repair surgery again. The surgery went well. It took about 4 days to start walking some what normal again because the pain was very bad. I'm now not taking any pain meds and wanting to start training again but the doctor said no running, lifting, cross fit, whatever for a month and half so everything can heal up good. Heck he I'm not supposed to lift anything over 10 lbs for that month and a half too. Thanks for reading and have a good day..

     

    -Brett.

  • Posted On: 04-09-14, 12:32 am (EDT) #2

    Marathon Training Update

    April 9, 2014, 12:32 am
    Posted by: Ahof89

    Hermanites,

     

    Awhile back I posted a thread about running my first full marathon. Scott and another gentleman replied another nd helped me out a lot and started me on my journey. I've been training for about 2 months months and it's been tough. I've never trained for anything like this but thanks to gt_turbo I've made huge strides towards my goal. Gt_turbo is a very very knowledgeable about training for running distances. He taught me so much, that I don't know where to start. He gave gave me an awesome training regiment that I follow very closely along with a good diet. I run 3 short runs a week and one medium to long run on the weekend. I have come a long way from where I started. I started off running at 210 lbs and I down to 198 - 200 lbs.my longest run so far is 14.5 miles ran at about a 9 minute 30 second mile.

     

    Now here's the bad news. Back in 2009 I had hernia repair surgery and they fixed me up. About a month and half ago I had some really sharp pain where my first hernia was at. I could barely get up and sit down. The pain only lasted for a day or two. So I went to the the doctor's office and told what's going on. They scheduled me for an ultrasound. A few days later after the ultrasound my doctor called me said I have another hernia. I still kept training with the hernia because it only hurt for those two days. So last week on friday March 28 I had hernia repair surgery again. The surgery went well. It took about 4 days to start walking some what normal again because the pain was very bad. I'm now not taking any pain meds and wanting to start training again but the doctor said no running, lifting, cross fit, whatever for a month and half so everything can heal up good. Heck he I'm not supposed to lift anything over 10 lbs for that month and a half too. Thanks for reading and have a good day..

     

    -Brett.

    Well, just make sure you follow doctor’s orders because if you open the wound.... it will take even LONGER to get back on your feet.

     

    Your determination is admirable my friend. I am very proud of you and can't wait to see you run that marathon! I am rooting for you!!!

  • Posted On: 04-09-14, 6:21 am (EDT) #3

    Marathon Training Update

    April 9, 2014, 6:21 am
    Posted by: Ahof89

    Hermanites,

     

    Awhile back I posted a thread about running my first full marathon. Scott and another gentleman replied another nd helped me out a lot and started me on my journey. I've been training for about 2 months months and it's been tough. I've never trained for anything like this but thanks to gt_turbo I've made huge strides towards my goal. Gt_turbo is a very very knowledgeable about training for running distances. He taught me so much, that I don't know where to start. He gave gave me an awesome training regiment that I follow very closely along with a good diet. I run 3 short runs a week and one medium to long run on the weekend. I have come a long way from where I started. I started off running at 210 lbs and I down to 198 - 200 lbs.my longest run so far is 14.5 miles ran at about a 9 minute 30 second mile.

     

    Now here's the bad news. Back in 2009 I had hernia repair surgery and they fixed me up. About a month and half ago I had some really sharp pain where my first hernia was at. I could barely get up and sit down. The pain only lasted for a day or two. So I went to the the doctor's office and told what's going on. They scheduled me for an ultrasound. A few days later after the ultrasound my doctor called me said I have another hernia. I still kept training with the hernia because it only hurt for those two days. So last week on friday March 28 I had hernia repair surgery again. The surgery went well. It took about 4 days to start walking some what normal again because the pain was very bad. I'm now not taking any pain meds and wanting to start training again but the doctor said no running, lifting, cross fit, whatever for a month and half so everything can heal up good. Heck he I'm not supposed to lift anything over 10 lbs for that month and a half too. Thanks for reading and have a good day..

     

    -Brett.

    Hey Brett

     

    Hernias - and their repair - are a unique kind of pain, aren't they? I had one repaired when I was 23 and it took a few weeks for me to recover sufficiently so it didn't hurt to sneeze or cough. Getting out of bed in the morning was the worst! Even now I feel an ache where they inserted the mesh to repair the tear when it gets cold or the weather's about to turn. It's a very convenient inbuilt barometer, so it's like: 'Oh, there's the hernia, must be some rain on the way'!

     

    That is some impressive progress on the marathon training. Imagine how you'll feel when you're all healed up and ready to go?!

     

    Cheers

     

  • Posted On: 04-09-14, 2:11 pm (EDT) #4

    Marathon Training Update

    April 9, 2014, 2:11 pm

    Hi Brett!

     

    I'm so happy and proud on you to read so good news about training progress! You already bulit good endurance foundations and just keep going. And for sure, those 10 lbs are melted and won't come back ever.

    When you'll be back on track, make easy test run and see where you are. Depending on that, continue with appropriate training week in schedule. Keep posted and we'll make adjustments if necessary ;)

     

    Regarding rest after surgery. Even if it's so hard to do nothing, listen the doctors in this case and rest. Like Scott said, if you'll continue too quick, you can get your problems back and at the bottom, it takes you more time for full recover. In cases like that, better one week more than less ;) It's in our nature not to do that, but listen us, who already made mistakes like that :D

     

    BR, Gregor

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