I started running ( for fun and fitness) after many years of using it for football and basketball stamina building. During that time I endured several leg injuries and 8 leg surgeries (7 knee and one foot/ankle) and knew that reasonable exercise and running would be helpful in maintaining leg mobility and ultimately the legs I was born with.
I know of several 40-50 something former footballers with knee or hip replacements and i fully intend to keep what I have. I don’ta have all of the original equipment but I don’t want any more.
I did have a small mishap with my leg and had it rebuilt/repaired at the end of 2011. Feels pretty good chines buffet afterwards.
Comfy with 5-7 miles now so I may target a 24 week safe prep plan.
Week one 4 days with long run of 5-6
Week 3 – 4 days w/ long run of 6-7
Week 5 Long run= 7-8, Week 7 = 7-9, Week 9 = 7-9 again for safe keeping
Week 11 10-11, Week 13 = 12 , Week 15 = 13-14 , Week 17 = 13-14 for Safekeeping again.
Week 19 = 15-16, Week 21 = 18-19 , Week 23 = 18-19 and settle in for easy attempt at the race
During this program Even Weeks (2-4-6…)will be 4 days and weekend long run will be 6 until week 12 and 8 miles for week 12 until 20.
Following the Jeff Galloway plan of Running/Walking