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iusedtoclimb - on 08 May 2019

So I have been training well until 4 weeks ago when I fell and cracked a rib. Since then I have managed very little running and only a few hilly walks

This weekend I am going to do Ultra Tour Snowdon 50m and I'm wondering how much fitness I would have lost in the four weeks since I cracked my rib?

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SouthernSteve on 08 May 2019
In reply to iusedtoclimb:

Sounds like a very long taper as long as you are sound now. Not ideal, but probably not the end of the world either if you were doing well up to that point. I suspect the biggest thing will be the psychological effect of not having run for a month rather than a 15-20% fall in fitness (guess by the way).

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Roadrunner6 - on 08 May 2019
In reply to SouthernSteve:

I agree, 3-4 weeks isn't a huge amount of time.

You'll feel worse but if you had a big base it's not that long. You'd lose speed quicker than you lose stamina so for a 50mile race I doubt it will have that much impact to be honest. If it was a 5k race I think you'd be significantly slower. In a 50 there's so much else to manage and go wrong, actual fitness is just one component and with a solid base that's not that long away.

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Neil Williams - on 08 May 2019
In reply to iusedtoclimb:

Not a lot I suspect.  I've been doing very little running since February due to an injury, and did the MK Half this weekend (as a bit of a test if I was properly recovered or not, and so as not to lose the money ) and came in just under 2hrs which is my pretty consistent half time.

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bouldery bits - on 08 May 2019
In reply to iusedtoclimb:

You'll be reet.

First few Kms will be like 'whats this again?' then you'll be fine  

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Graeme Hughes on 14 May 2019
In reply to iusedtoclimb:

How did you get on? Unforgiving course but it was a cracking day for a long outing in the hills. 

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syv_k - on 14 May 2019
In reply to Graeme Hughes:

I don’t think the OP would be keen on a “cracking day”.

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