December 2nd, 2013

How to ease back to running + Wave Rider Review

Back to Monday and a new week… I think I’m ready for it after four days of holiday-ing, how about you?

We had a really good time and got to see both sides of the family in PA.  I took a break from pretty much everything, which is so unlike me, but was really nice.

I did get out one afternoon for a long walk with my husband (in some new sneakers!) and when we went past the track I decided it was time to test out running again.  I ran a half mile and felt okay.  My shin was just a tiny bit sore later that evening so I probably need to finish out the week of cross training, but I’m hopeful that I’ll be back to running soon.Mizuno Wave Riders test run

 

The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.

A few things to consider when you come back from injury:

  • The length of time off
  • Your fitness level before injury and the rate at which you continued to cross train
  • The severity of injury

One of the hardest things about a running injury is slowing yourself down enough to come back slowly.  The general rule of thumb is the longer time you are off, the slower the comeback should be.  For two weeks off, you should come back at about 50% of your training, 4 weeks off should be closer to 30% and 6-8 weeks off should be even more slowly, with possibly a walk/run combo for the first week or so.

One of my motivators to get back to running are these:

Mizuno Wave Rider 17

The new Mizuno Wave Rider 17 that will be released for sale on Thursday (Dec 5th).

Nothing is quite as motivating as a new pair of shoes staring back at me!

Although I didn’t get to run my normal weekly mileage in them, I did a lot of walking over the last few weeks.  They are a neutral shoe and very comfortable.

If you’re a fan of the Wave Riders, these are the lightest design yet.  They are ultra smooth and lightweight, designed with a new blown rubber and a wave pattern outsole in a wood block printing style (inspired by Japan).  This allows for even greater flexibility and a balanced ride.

The shoes fit me perfectly and I look forward to seeing what they can do when I’m back up to normal speeds!

What’s the last shoe you purchased? Do you have a go to running shoe?

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