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losing fitness

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 iusedtoclimb 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 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).

 Roadrunner6 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.

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.

 bouldery bits 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  

 Graeme Hughes 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. 

 syv_k 14 May 2019
In reply to Graeme Hughes:

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

 iusedtoclimb 31 May 2019
In reply to Graeme Hughes:

I did great (for me). Clearly 4 weeks off really helped

amazing race and I fancy 100 next year. Really recommend the 50 to anyone, tough but brill route 


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