And I was going to rock this plan. *sigh*
My Portland Marathon registration likely will be down-graded to the half marathon. But first, I need to get healed up. Orders from Dr. Brian PT are to work on my core and do some circuit training to stay strong. Of course, I also need to do my PT exercises and keep up my cardiovascular fitness.
Dr. Brian said I have NO EXCUSE to let my fitness go. That's tricky when all I can do is get into the pool right now. I'm hoping that within a couple weeks, I can add some elliptical and cycling to this plan. Until then, I will use swimming/aqua jogging and circuit training to stay fit.
SUAR sent me a link to a fantastic article she wrote for Athleta about aqua jogging, in which she includes a link to an actual pool running training plan. I think this is the only way I will survive. If I don't have an actual plan to follow, I will sink & drown in boredom. So, for the "swim" days below, I will incorporate workouts from this plan and if I get comfortable with the technique, I will add additional days.
As I make progress, I will continue to fill the recovery plan, below, with additional training until I can get to the Portland Half in early October. Part of me still wants to hold on to the idea of doing the full (but not at BQ pace this time) by just training in the pool. SUAR did it! Deena Kastor did it! I can do it too?
We'll see what Dr. Brian PT says...