Hi all, Last March while training for an Iron Man, I inured me knee - it was a tear in the cartilage, which I had repaired in June. My left knee has osteo arthritis. So my knees are always a bit of a problem. I've been having physio since June, which has now ended. From physio my glutes, hams and quads are all stronger, hopefully creating a better base. I'm about a stone heavier know at 210lbs than I was last March.
So I guess my question is - what's the best way to get back to it? I'm going to the gym 3 times a week to develop the strength aspect (for my shoulder too, which I had an op on earlier this year).
Some have suggested I change footwear, as the last pair (Kswiss kwiky blade made) could have caused the injury. Or change running style to move to minimalism.
Any suggestions most welcome. After a year of not racing and it not looking good for this year either, I'd really like to get back to it in 2015 - I'll be 40, so a race would make an excellent 40th present!
i dont think you need new wheels...the ones you've got are great (similar to RS80s i run) and to make a big gain you'll have to spend about a grand....may as well pay Jase to coach you for half that!!!
You'll be reet without new wheels this year...i just KNOW it!!!!
Hey! I haven't bought anything for the bike for ages and ages!
Provided Beatrice stays well this year, that Dragon's going DOWN!
Standard allow road wheels that came with the bike. I;ve tried all carbon tubular wheels, and OK with swisstop pads, but prefer the allow braking surface, and whatever wheels I get will need to be training and racing wheels, can't afford to have both.
Yup - same for me. And would prefer clinchers, as I already have 60 quids worth of race tyres sat waiting!