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17/04/2013 at 12:59

Cheers pal.

Calfs are feeling a lot better today, although one now has a nice bruise come up. I think from a bit too much hard rollering.

Will stop that now and just continue with deep heat and gentle massaging now. Also going to stop taking Ibruprofen, been on it pretty much constantly for 3 weeks and think it's causing some stomach aches now

Nurse Ratched    pirate
17/04/2013 at 13:39

 Hmmmmm, achey legs or puking blood?  Let me think.......................


6 very wet miles run.

M...eldy    pirate
17/04/2013 at 18:31

3 weeks Sossige ????      I think its time I set Nursey on you

WildWill    pirate
17/04/2013 at 20:17
Evening all hope training is going well for everyone

Wk 6 D 3 for me ...

- gym brick ... As 3 x (10min spin + 5min run)
- stretching

- 12.3mile run ... Managed almost 40secs/mile faster than last week
- 50mins recovery swim ... Slow paced 200, 400, 600, 400, 200
17/04/2013 at 21:03

Great training WW.

Here's my week 14 blog, steak and squashed frogs.

17/04/2013 at 21:29
I take it 3 weeks was not good then? Had non today, gone with a couple of light deep heat massages instead. To be honest, doesnt feel any worse for not taking ibruprofen
17/04/2013 at 21:30
Well done Tim.
Cortina5    pirate
17/04/2013 at 21:40

I head on R2 that it was toad time.

17/04/2013 at 21:42
Sounds like Tim had more than one for the toad on his night out.
Cortina5    pirate
17/04/2013 at 21:44


17/04/2013 at 21:49
Sorry, i'll hop along before i'm frog marched off the thread.
17/04/2013 at 22:50



18/04/2013 at 07:28



WildWill    pirate
18/04/2013 at 07:53

Iv woken up with a very sore and stiff ankle this morning after last nights long run. I think it's the tendon that runs down the outside


Ive managed to walk it off quite quickly, but its's been probleming be all week.


I think next week could be a bike and swim focussed week  


On a plus side


My knee which has been giving me gip since December ... now seem to be 90% there 


Edited: 18/04/2013 at 07:55
Rafiki    pirate
18/04/2013 at 10:49
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

I head on R2 that it was toad time.

for those extremely observant of you doing Henley, look out for the 'toad tunnels' under the road just as you come out of T1....now there's something to look forward to during the 3.8k swim!!

Works been mental this week (which in a way is good being self employed and all) but has left little time for training - 18 hour days and living off crap food - not sure which is more responsible for the constant feeling of lack of energy!!

18/04/2013 at 14:15

Felt lethargic again all morning but hopped on the turbo lunchtime for an hour, feeling much better now.  Swimming tonight.  And .... is that sun I see?

18/04/2013 at 14:50

Need some advice/opinions.

Been struggling with hot spots/sometimes blisters on the inside of the balls of my feet for nearly a year.  Have always used some sort of lube on my feet for longer runs.  Bodyglide, for example.

Prescription 1:  Feet have shrunk with a massive weight loss.  So went from a size 13 US to a size 12.5.  Not much help.  This also came with a shoe change.  Went from ASICS to Nike Lunarglide+ 4s.

Prescription 2:  Insoles.  My local running shop, whom I trust, had me stand on my bare feet on the insoles that came with the shoes and suggested Superfeet insoles for stability.  Seemed to work for a while but not much change the last week or so.

Prescription 3:  Bodyglide sucks! Use something like 2Toms Sportshield, which comes in baby wipe style form.  I admit to liking the application better than Bodyglide but still not much change on the feet.

Prescription 4:  Better socks.  Tried some double layer Wright Socks that are made specifically for blistering, but after about 6 miles in them over 3 shorter runs, I can feel a hot spot on my right foot especially.

There is a nice callous formed there so not sure if I should perhaps try a stone to remove it after a nice long soak or will that just leave me tender as the callous is there for a reason?

Just looking for advice/suggestions.

18/04/2013 at 15:58

I get a blister on my one foot where it rubs a piece of plastic, I tried using body glide but this didn't do anything to help, so I use compede blister plasters which are great and stay on for a while, unless you go in the pool.

As well as the above blister I started to get blisters/hop spots on other parts of both feet, eventually I realised that this started when I tightened the elasticated laces, since then I have loosened the laces and these hot spots have disappeared.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/04/2013 at 16:21

Yank, I have a couple of spots on my left foot which are prone to rubbing, and I use this stuff (with extra tape just to make sure it doesn't budge).  It works a treat.  Must be something similar in the US.  

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/04/2013 at 16:25
M...eldy wrote (see)

3 weeks Sossige ????      I think its time I set Nursey on you


 Just say the word, Melds.

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