Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Diwali week and recovery plan

I don't think I have had such a holiday filled Diwali ever before. I will not be working five of the seven days this week.

I have had to take a break from running, to give my legs some much required break (well its a forced break, did not really have a choice) and to also get on a course of anti-inflammatory medication during the week. I am taking Voviron 50mg (antibiotic) and combining is with Evion 400mg, vitamin E medication (to ensure that there is no cramping). I am taking this under medication supervision. Self medication can be dangerous. The only reason I am putting this up on my blog is so that I remember what i had taken and when (pl. do not take this medication without consulting your doctor). The course started on Monday night.

I need to keep my legs moving so started the week with a swim today, I did around 1.2km today and managed 1km in about 29minutes. I will keep a track of my distance and time over the next few swims so that I can get a better idea of my standard/default pace. Which means I will have to do a minimum of 1km, will try and do at least 2km on one of the days.

I will be swimming thrice this week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I will mix it with a cycling trip n Wednesday with a 20km plus trip. If all goes well, I should be back in business on Sunday with a 10km run. The plan is well laid out and hope that things fall in place.


Rahul Verma said...

I am concerned, wish you quick recovery. Being a Medic, I try to be as Scientific as possible during my training. I generally adopt some rules which seem to be helpful FOR RECOVERY and getting ready for the next run.
POST RUN: 1)Within a few minutes of finishing a run, you need to replinsh with carb load, this is very vital. You can use sports drink.
2) Within 30 minutes protein intake is important. You can have 2 or 3 eggs without the yolk .
3) I limit my runs to 3 to 4 per week. Furman Marathon program is well established, you gain a small amount doing 4 runs per week, but the injury risk rises. Rest of the days cross train. I realise you are young, but it seems you were pushing it hard. And may be you just have a bug, a viral illness, which will pass soon.

GM said...

Take care of your health and follow your doc's advise. Longterm health and ability is more important than short term events - you know that so I am preaching to the quire here... :)

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