As many of you know, Jorge Torres has been forced to take some time away from running. He talks about what a typical day looks like when injured and what his summer plans look like. We look forward to the return of Torres and wish him the best of luck at the 10K Trials this summer.
Runners Feed: What does a typical day look like when you cannot run due to injury?
Jorge Torres: Well it depends on the injury. If you can cross-train then my day looks a lot like a normal training week, just no running and a lot of cross training. The major difference is that I also do physical therapy. When an injury occurs that doesn’t allow me to cross train, then I just take complete time off. My recent accident has not allowed me to train so I have had to take a lot of time off from training.
JT: I can’t really say there is much of an upside when you enjoy running as much as I do. I will say that time off is good but only if it’s controlled and you know when you will be back on the road.
RF: Who are your ‘go to’ when you are injured?
JT: When I’m hurt I usually take a few days of rest before I go see anybody. Most injuries heal themselves if you give it time off. But when that fails I go see my massage therapist and a chiropractor. My wife has introduced me to acupuncture and that also seems to work.
RF: What does the spring/summer look like for you?
JT: My spring/summer is looking like just trying to get back on my feet. Getting some solid training and hard work before I hit some road races and hopefully the 10k Olympic trials. It has been tough getting back from the car accident and right now I just want to start running before I can really set any goals.