oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

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03/12/2012 at 11:56
Dustboy wrote (see)

Mr Cough, please fuck off and let me have my oxygen back.

If only the doc could prescribe that!

Thanks for the advice everyone! - Im putting of the dopc in the hope it gets better. ( or rather putting of the doc saying 2 weeks r & r and stop doing ...... as was their usual response to injuries in the past ).  Im being impatient.  Its getting better, slowly. too slowly, but every day nudges the thing forward. 

a little diy tonight, a bit of bike tomorrow and more core work. lifes events have been a challenge of late but the light is clearly in the tunel and the exit is opening up nicely.

proably gained a bit, so its past time to get strict control over the intake of calories - first step is to write down everything going in...... and revisit the weigh in

OH is back on board. ( * too much stress makes us all bad tempered. and she has had too much stress - so I should stop being a jerk maybe ).

Im happy your happy Blisters. PLanking -n wasnt called that when I was a lad and stretched myself out between two school chairs whilst someone played the drums on my mid section. but thats another story   crucnches, twists , leg raises, static out/hold, bunny hops and a bit of human punchbag isometrics  beforer being seated against the wall....without a seat. I was a man once, but im married now

03/12/2012 at 14:07

I've hauled this pic out before but in a vain attempt to cheer you up. Here's my colourful ankle that haealed up just fine with some physio and some ultra-sound.

Ultrasound is wonderful and it might be worth visitng the docs to see if it's an option for you?



03/12/2012 at 14:24
SgtIronLard wrote (see)
. I was a man once, but im married now

I've been married twice, Not sure what that makes me .........

Rather wet & slippy 10k yesterday morning and was amazed with 50:31.... Not bad for an old fart

03/12/2012 at 16:11
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
SgtIronLard wrote (see)
. I was a man once, but im married now

I've been married twice, Not sure what that makes me .........

Rather wet & slippy 10k yesterday morning and was amazed with 50:31.... Not bad for an old fart

a glutton ?

good effort. id have to 'pretend' 2 miles of my run to make 10k in 50mins


04/12/2012 at 11:55

OK.  Im off for a swim. i brought me kit, and I know the pool is 2 miles away and its my legally enititled lunch hour.....and you dont need ankles to swim and i probably wont twist it again getting into the water.....

45 minutes of wet time, 18m pool and a a css of 2.23 so thats errrr.......

sod the math, lets get wet.

04/12/2012 at 13:42

thats better. nice to stretch and a quick blast up n down .

although, perhaps 1pm would be better as the pool was filled with the  breast stroke pedestrian team. fair play, each to their own - ill come back when youve completed your socialising (*fcuked off)

found another pool for a morning session tomorrow in northampton on route to the other office.

might manage a bit of turbo tonight. ankles still smartin from two + weeks back. I may indeed need to see the quack

04/12/2012 at 14:02
Take it steady, doing more damage, or not letting the current damage hel will make things harder in the long run
05/12/2012 at 20:16

OK. no turbo -   need to man up a little on getting back on the horse

OK. managed my swim. odd shaped pool, but empty and 25m - got my 40 minutes in  

I should make an effort to get a little treadmill session on, just manning up a little.

ankles is still a little tetchy, joints a little swollen. bruising has gone. swimming has been good for it, but only light walk run will let me know for sure.

got to be carefull, as all your advise - gently does it to avoid more/longer issues later.

safest route must be atreadmill and turbo - reduces the risk of a further twist.

06/12/2012 at 07:21
I would leave the treadmill until the pain has gone and then start with walking and build it up slowly. Swimming would be good and some light turbo work but just take it easy. Let your body heal!
11/12/2012 at 09:42

So, I could put it off no longer.  I had my first long run for 3 weeks on Sunday -

I say long, but it was more a usuall length (38 mins ) - just to test the ankle out as its about 90% normal. 

5k in 36.28 so not so bad after 3 weeks bone idle.  Ankle has been fine since also, so Im all set for Fink's march into madness

45 min run tonight, again steady pace planned on the treadmill...... happy(ier) days.

Hows everyone else doing, day 2 of Fink et all ?


12/12/2012 at 12:14

45 minute run delivered. all smiles and lightness today. well ok, 41 minutes. 3.58miles. run 10 walk 2. hrt is higher than it was, recovery hrt takes a litle longer also. to be expected after doing naff all for best part of a month I suppose.

day 3 of fink calls for a brick session. may not push the 15min run hard though. just in case.

45 min bike QC 15 min run. Z2. nice and monotonous on the turbo/treadmill.

15/12/2012 at 09:31

another 45 minute run - very nicely allZ2  .... im getting back to pre injury hrt consistency.

Although, Ive missed the brick and the turbo session - must make up fot that tonight.

ankle is holding up but its not what it should be. Might need to get the quack to take a look and prescribe some strapping or amputation or something .

last nights news makes this all a bit irrelevant. hearts go out for those bereaved yesterday.


15/12/2012 at 17:43


16/12/2012 at 21:10
Crap weekend of training. Manflu cough splutter sneeze......managed just a mediocre turbo session is all
17/12/2012 at 08:40

mediocre is better than crap, which is almost better than none !


19/12/2012 at 21:16

manflu on the mend. cough. splutter. cough. shyte.

this time next week , ill be running 

26/12/2012 at 19:25

man flu, ear infection, cant train....... lost another 8lbs - now sub 20stone. 

scores on the doors makes it 19st11lbs and heading south.

merry christmas me.

26/12/2012 at 20:50
Well done Sgt Merry Christmas Good weight loss
Blisters    pirate
27/12/2012 at 23:23

Sub 20? Merry Christmeas Sgt L.

That 8lb that you've lost, well, I know where it is....

I realised that I've been neglecting the running and got a bit of a shock when I did get out for a few miles. I've deferred my planned 20 for a couple of days. Good news though, there is now a shiny turbot-rainer in the garage. Did 15 miles as a funzicle. It's quite sweaty isn't it?

04/01/2013 at 11:30

Not dead, just resting.

Bloody hell, ive not trained in ages. Im grumpy as hell, behind schedule and still sick.

swimmers ear, my arse - Van Goch had the right idea - any more grief and its comming off via the bread knife and a bottle of glenfidich.. ankle's mending nicely as Im doing sod all on it. chesty cough still making itself felt- 4 weeks on. resting pulse around 78. which is depressing - so ill assume its wrong.

ohh, and its about 25 weeks to the outlaw half. ive racked up about 3 hours actual training so far vs about 20 hrs+ planned/

good news ? ive kept the lard off over the festive break and santa delivered a garmin910 which is just too much techy goodness for a geek like me. speed&cadence linked for the bike. cant wait to get into the pool again and track the lenghts.  being geeky, im planning on a power meter somehow.

will attempt a run tonight  (otherwise I might just explode from the build up of grumpy )

This year:

I have an aquathon in March ( although Im more than a little nbervous as I damn near broke my ankle at the last one - and another month off would make a half iron very unpleasant )  and then a half marathon .

I spotted a post about the swimathon on april. so Might do something for charity whilst going for 2 miles or so. wont like to talk about it ( much )

pirate diy half in May - need to secure a day pass from the OH - and use it as a mental / practical rehearsal  for my 'current' main event

the outlaw half in June.

I say current, as Im still waiting for the imminent email about places at the full outlaw becomming available. which would make it my other main event.

August I will spend idle. kids off school, going to uni, changing schools. I anticipate a home of anguish and angst. no point pretending im getting any me time at this point. and I can use this to 'trade' for race day passes earlier in the year.

looking for something interesting in late september/early october before closing the year out with a repeat of my first event - an aquathon in November.

I know everyones doing better than me. so do let me know how you stay focused when your health hits the sh*tter like 10pints and a dodgy kebab?


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