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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North America
Bikes: Giant Defy 3, other cheap mountain bikes, my dad has a Raleigh something commuter I sometimes use
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Bike workouts for crippled runners?
Hey all, first post!
Sooo I'm a high school track athlete, Sunday cyclist and fair weather bike commuter. A week ago, after my first track meet I had to limp off the track and couldn't walk, probably a stress fracture (but must stay undiagnosed for... silly reasons.). Anyway I can't run for a bit but have to stay in shape. Biking isn't weight bearing and doesn't hurt.
Meanwhile I'm on the stationary bike. Coach has no specific advice really, she said "Just try to go at least 45 minutes, I know its boring." I've been doing 60-90 minutes for the last week, usually closer to the former.
I've been really only doing "hill" intervals as the 3-5 minutes of pain and 3-5 minutes of relaxing passes the time much better than trying to do LSD on a stationary bike. Any suggestions for workouts specific for crippled mid-distance runners?
(Specifically: I run half mile(800m) and mile(1600m))