I'm old, fat and broken, but I still manage to work up a lather.
Monday: incumbent cycle 20min, eliptical for 40min. Life Cycle lifting stations.
Wed: 1.5mi + free weights
Fri: incumbent cycle 20min, eliptical 40min, Life Fitness pully stations.
Sat+Sun: bar stool
I too have an aching achilles that has never quite healed from running in a 5K race in New Orleans despite having dinged it in a hoops game earlier that week. The lifting sessions aren't done with much enthusiasm as I negotiate with a bulging disk in my neck from my football days. I've also torn both patella tendons and try to avoid tendonitis. The major limitation I have are heal spurs, actually bone spurs at every corner of my feet including achilles. I had run the Liberty Half Marathon just after 9/11 and noticed some soreness. Figured I just stepped on a rock and continued to train with little break after the race. It got so bad I couldn't run for 3 yrs. I'm not lazy but also not patient. Haven't taken the time to seek a trainer or read much on fitness. I've got some vacation coming up so hopefully I'll be able to make progress at a realistic pace without getting too eager and foolish. Also, it being Lent, I'll be on that barstool alot less. With a little luck there will be no more setbacks and I'll be on my way.
Last edited by JumbalayaJet; 03-01-2012 at 01:07 AM.