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currently carrying a calf injury (and man-flu). dont know whether i've pulled it or it's a shin splint or what.....i blame Cake for making me do that fell run - havent felt the same since...anyhoo - anyone got any advice for shinsplints? is the answer 'just rest it'? am ok on the bike and swimming but running impact causes big pain
EP sports massage is what Ihad, oopps really should learn to use the right words. My neck was just general issues not helped by sitting at a computer all day long and I think simming aggrivated it as I've only just learnt FC and was craining my neck to breathe.
Shin splints for me wer solved by rest and then walking my runs for a month before I started running them to get used to the impact I guess?
Ali if you are straining your neck to breathe in the pool you are doing it wrong. The head should just rotate with the rest of the body to allow you to breathe. No neck discomfort should come from that. More likely bike position or work as you say.
For my shin splints I had to rest for a couple of weeks, also strengthing the shin muscle helped for me, never had them since. I used to either place a weight on my foot and curl my foot up, or attach a reistance band to a sturdy object and loop the other end around the top of your foot. slowly pull your foot toward your body, hold for about 5 - 10 secs and repeat about 10 per foot.
Stretching and strengthening the calf is also supposed to help.
This site shows the some exercises
Supposed to get out on the bike yesterday, forgot to clean it on the weekend because I had to get to the pub to watch the rugby, and now the front derailer has seized .
So missed yesterdays bike session.
Couldnt last more than 30 mins of the 100+RPM turbo session this morning. Meant to be 75!! (wk 10, competitive) And nearly bailed even earlier. It is officially my least favourite session of the week. I think I need to modify it to somehow make it more interesting. I may dig out my Spinervals DVDs instead.
Slokey - it's kinda weird. it's on the outside of my shin and also at the bottom of my shin where it joins the foot. iboprofen seems to help and i can feel it getting a bit less sore now.
BBT - thanks for the link, will take a look
Nice night tonight.
Very steady hour with club, slow running with a friend who is recovering from injury. 45 minute turbo, then a 15 minute brick to Sainsbury for the last few bits for tea. Trying to make up for missing the brick from yesterday.
Hour bike and masters tomorrow
Morning all! I entered last night! I was training for forestman but hadn't entered and now the dates don't work for the support crew. So i'm in! Better check the training plan (do I get 2 weeks off seeing as this is 2 weeks later?)
well done toro. Is this your 1st or have you done one before.
2 weeks off. I can't wait for that will be some time tho!
I seem to have got myself a place in the ride london 100
Having just read newspaper report last night that said they tell you on 15th I was quite surprised . Got a congratulations brochure like london marathon this morning. (mind you only ever had a commiserations one from them) Nothing for my husband tho either way. Don't think I really want to do it (4 weeks after Outlaw, will I really even want to see my bike that soon) and definitely won't if he doesn't get in.
Never done one. I have done 1 x Sprint 2011 (Last out the water - I was a 25-29 yo slender male), 2 x Olympic last year in 2:44. I am in the London Marathon training for sub 3. Should be fun!
EP do you have to be a member of facebook to do that?
I'm signed up to do Florence marathon in november and need a medical certificate. Drs phoned today to say it would be £85. I am 3 years ago it cost £20 and the doctor didn't even see me
we regret to advise you that your application to cycle in the ride london-surrey 100 has been unsucessful.
Phew, thats a relief with outlaw so close, but I expect it would be a fun event
I have been looking ahead at next 10 weeks of Fink and was surprised that the long rides are all 3 to 4 hours and dont increase beyond that until the final 10 weeks, so I then looked at the begginer triathlon site and there free plans were similar.
I guess they know what they are doing but might be tempted to do a bit more if I feel up to it.
Snail ...i'm in too !
I'm in the London ride, somewhat worried now but deep down I want to do it. Just the logistics I'm worried about.
Neck is much better, I know I should rotate my body when swimming, still working on that!
Brick session completed, including a snowy 15 min run.
EP, I've had a similar experience this weekend too. Brick yesterday, 1hr05 on the bike & 30min run, all felt really good at the time, didn't feel knackered afterwards, and got up this morning with no pain or stiffness in my back and hips and feeling quite sprightly. Most odd.