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06/02/2013 at 12:56

EP if it takes an hour and a half to get up after the alarm then your body is telling you you've done the right thing. Sleep. Very important. 

Ali Bear does your neck just hurt generally or is it because of spending time on your road bike? My neck was achy/sore/hurt on one side after my bike ride. Don't know whether to see sports physio or sports massage person.

Also does anyone get numb feet after riding? I get it whether on the turbo or outside.

Another swim swum. Only going to be 1 this week. Can't believe how much my arms ache. They should be getting used to it by now I think I'm going to end up looking like popeye

Actually, I think I ache everywhere. Better order my wheelchair for the 8th July!!

seren nos    pirate
06/02/2013 at 16:11

morninfg.i have been away fro a fewd say on holiday with mymam,.swam early monday before going andf took my shoes so did a 2 hour run tuesday before breakfast and an hour this morning........

so need to catch up with some bike stuff tonight and in the morning though

06/02/2013 at 16:28

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

06/02/2013 at 16:37
JD, is it your calf or your shin?
"shin splints" usually present on the inside edge of your tibia i.e. on the inside edge of your shin where the muscles / fascia join on to the bone and can be sore to the touch OR lower down on the outside of the shin about a hand width above your ankle and can feel more like a dull persistent ache in your anterior tibialis (muscle running down the outside of your shin) (can you tell that I've had this before yet?). If your calf is sore you might have a calf strain...?
06/02/2013 at 16:43

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?

sweetfeet...    pirate
06/02/2013 at 23:12

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.

Edited: 06/02/2013 at 23:13
07/02/2013 at 08:34

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

07/02/2013 at 08:36

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.

sweetfeet...    pirate
07/02/2013 at 08:42

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.

07/02/2013 at 12:05

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

07/02/2013 at 19:36
JD, Sounds like your anterior tibialis - does it ache right through to your ankle if you press your fingers into the muscle about half way up the outside of your shin? You can strengthen it with the exercises that BBT describes above. Invest in a resistance band! Probably best to rest it for a little while and make sure you are not over striding / over flexing your foot when you run. Glute strengthening exercises can also help with prevention. Remember, a few days off now and a cautious return can prevent a 3 month lay-off if you ignore the warning signs. If its still niggling in a few days I'd recommend getting in to see your Physio to get a proper diagnosis. Hope it clears soon!
Mr StOat    pirate
07/02/2013 at 22:13

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

08/02/2013 at 07:47

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?)

08/02/2013 at 08:56

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!


08/02/2013 at 10:30

I seem to have got myself a place in the ride london 100

08/02/2013 at 10:51
How did you find out s snail? Was it Todays post or email?

I applied too but not sure I want to get in
08/02/2013 at 11:55

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.

Edited: 08/02/2013 at 11:56
08/02/2013 at 12:07

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! 

08/02/2013 at 18:29

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

08/02/2013 at 18:33
Just go to prudentialridelondon site. Click ballot, pay now, log in and it comes up cancelled reg or you can pay.
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