|: I dont run anymore cause it jams and wears down the joints permanently and I think I put in enough miles during my competitive days. Took only one 50 year old distance runner with replaced knees who couldnt walk right anymore and I was done! But I can do the same exercises at home with weights as in a pricey gym. Free weights are actually much better then machines for functional strength, esp. compound exercises. Will ask the PT if I should do this, high reps or what or just do street skating which should use somewhat similar muscles. I sent an email to the local derby team here to see if any derby girls would like to street skate to get in shape or learn some ramps/bowl skating and not one response, bummer. Thanks, still a touch sore but better.
Sounds like swimming would be best for you, then.