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What To Do When You Can’t Run

  • By Mackenzie Lobby
  • Published Aug 8, 2014
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Plantar fasciitis

Typical healing time: 2–4 weeks

Alternative: Elliptical. This exercise will help you maintain your cardiovascular fitness, but requires less loading on the plantar fascia than running.

Try this: Experiment with the resistance on the elliptical machine. Be sure it’s high enough that your heart rate is elevated and you’re striding in a controlled fashion.
- Warm-up: 10 min
- Go at 5K effort for 10 min, 10 min, 8 min, with 3 min active recovery in between each.
- Cool-down: 10 min

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