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I started week 5 of my 24 week plan today. Swam 2050m this morning and have a bike session this evening. Calculated that i'll be training for 11½ hours this week
Lake - when my other half did the same thing I got huge (6" x 6") hydrocolloid plasters from the chemist. I had to shave his leg a bit to help them stick more but they kept him from leaking all over his clothes, the car, the furniture and the bed.
Had a fairly good weekend. Dusted off the TT bike for the first time this season and did 105km rather slowly on Saturday. I was scheduled to run afterwards but the bike had gone over time and I needed to be else where. Plus I had my first race of the season on Sunday, a local duathlon. Was really chuffed with third female, only my 2nd time ever on the podium. Was pipped for 2nd about 500m from the end but I was having severe breathing difficulties on the 2nd run and was genuinely concerned about a DNF so I didn't care. I just wanted my inhaler or an ambulance or whatever. First time the asthma has really affected me in a race.
Quick question, does anyone do sub aqua diving? I've recently taken it up and after my breathing difficulties at Sunday's race I was unable to dive in the afternoon. My diving club mates said that I would also have to be careful of too much exercise after diving. I could understand not doing too much beforehand but afterwards surprised me as I had planned for a long run Sunday afternoons after diving on Sunday mornings. If I keep it aerobic, is it an issue? Any advice would be appreciated!
Can you get a referral from your docs for the physio, that way no cost
Thanks for the advice re big plasters....went to the pharmacy and got some whoppers - who'd have thought they did them so big! Fingers crossed for a quick heal.
Itching to go out for a run now, but telling myself not to. My wife is pleased as I've done all the jobs around the house I've been putting off for weeks & weeks. Brownie points galore!
+1 Slim. My physio called me today to see how my shoulder was. Must be a slow week for him.
Some people recommend acupuncture. My GP was keen on a steroid injection, so I went for physio. Do we spot a trend yet?
Like PL I do daily stretches of various types to keep the shoulder free. I'm going to have to share my ibruprofen with you and AndyB99.
Cat.....save me some for my impinged shoulder.........is it contageous...
5.5 mile run tonjght at a decent pace and feel good. Felt really fatigued last week , put it down to 5k parkrun and 80k bike the day after, feeling better now, will run again tomorrow.
Finally got out on the bike this morning for 40K, will run tonight.
Orca I also SCUBA dive (very occasionally these days) and have never considered exercising after diving as its my relaxation time! But it would seem probable that you will not be complete decompressed for several hours after diving and that there will still be gasses dissolved in your blood. DAN medical sight recommends 6 hours after diving before exercise, its pretty much like the no flying after diving for 24 hours.
RBM - Ouch, you poor girl, passing on positive vibes.
Seems like a few injuries are coming to the fore, i must remember that i have to take adequte rest, i was following Fink but very very loosely, 6 out of 7 days training certainly takes it out of you
Max, sorry to hear about your daughter. Hope everything goes well.Give her some of your Mojo as youwill not be neeeding it for a few days I suspect!!
seren e) RMB.......nothing like falily problems/illnesses to remind us that Ironman is just a game.....a hobby..... Hope all goes well...... I am gearing myself out for a bike ride soon.....it feels colder today but I know i should go early whilst its drynos wrote (se
It is definately colder this morning. Went out early doors, got wet and froze.Gave my son a laugh when he saw my jogging on the spot in the garage trying to warm up when I got back
Ouch RBM! Hope all is better with your daughter soon. I had to have two abcesses surgically lanced when I finished college. One of them had to be dressed every day for about three weeks! It was a long three weeks but at least it was before my days as a triathlete as I wouldn't have been able to swim with it.
Thanks DubaiDave. I'll keep that in mind and try make susre that diving is on my rest day. Hmmmm, will need to rethink my week a bit.
Slim, Good luck with the shoulder issues.
Struggling a bit with motivation since the weekend. Nearly killed me to get up for swim training this morning and I can feel myself searching for excuses not to go to track tonight. All part of the joys of IM training I guess.
Max hope she gets better soon and lots of (((hugs))) and blowing raspberry's to cheer you up and stuff.
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Sea is brilliant for healing. Get in there!
That's really good news, Max. Must be a great relief. She's a tough little nut!
Enjoyable 6-mile trot today. Good, grim, miserable weather. 10 minutes of pick-ups into HR Zone 4. Not convinced. Z4 pick-ups... are they all that???