The bad news just came in: full thickness tear of my left supraspinatus. Now I have a matched set, having torn my right in 1997. I toughed out the right one, and my training (powerlifting/bodybuilding plus 1-2 classes of MMA a week) never really suffered after the 2-3 month period immediately following the tear (during which I stayed light to let the swelling in the bursa go down).
I’m 43, though, and I need to be realistic about my options. Looks like my summer is going to be a long, dull stretch of light weight and high reps. So I’m looking for a challenge.
I’m considering doing a marathon (it’s 19 weeks away, in mid-Oct). I’d keep one MMA class a week, and probably one full-body workout, too. Other than that, though, it’d be roadwork galore.
I weigh about 195 now (probably 15-17% bodyfat), and have been using Berardi’s stuff (P+C breakfast, all other P+F except Surge post-workout). Since I don’t want to turn into a skinny marathon bee-atch, I’m wondering if you’ve got any suggestions about diet that’ll let me run the race without looking like a doughboy. Thanks, guys…