I need a little advice please; 10 days ago on a snowboarding holiday I fell awkwardly and broke a couple of ribs! It was probably ill advised to go snowboarding 3 weeks before the Manchester Marathon, especially as my training was bang on target, but never mind.
Unsurprisingly, I can't now run as breathing deeply is too painful and with every footstep I'm getting pain from the vibration in my chest. I'm resigned to missing out on Manchester, but I don't want my 15 weeks of training to go to waste, so I'm planning on targeting Liverpool Marathon on 29th May now.
I'm lucky to have use of a turbo trainer, and have done a couple of sessions so far without any ill effects, so I'm planning on training on this to maintain my fitness until I can run again. I've never been a cyclist, and know very little about turbo training so I'm wondering if anyone else out there has used one as a substitute for running whilst injured?
I'm hoping I can replicate the running sessions on my training plan on the turbo; for example yesterday's session was intervals: 7M of 1M jog, 4x1M at 10K pace with 400m recovery, then 1M jog to cool down. I used my heart rate monitor to estimate the efforts of my warm up and 10K pace on the turbo, so I warmed up in Zone 2, then did the intervals in Zone 4. I did each of the intervals for the duration of time a mile at 10K pace would take me.
Does this seem like a reasonable way of replicating things? Any advice gratefully received...