Thanks very much for the advice, love the photo of Chrissie on the turbo with the pot on!
I tried to go into work....not a good idea, the doctors have signed me off for 6 weeks (tho hope to be back before then). Ive been told to be v careful so to avoid needing my shoulder pinned, so im not rushing back to training, tho turning my legs on the turbo in another week or so surely cant hurt)
Im pretty much sure that im not going to be able to do myself justice at the Outlaw and will prob pull out, I may look at Henley for an end of season race to aim on.
This is no doubt a v silly question, but I was out on a training ride for the Outlaw at weekend, when, to cut a long story short, my back wheel found a bit of ice...I came off and after a visit to casualty, I've a fracture in my shoulder!
The doctor told me it would take 8-10 weeks recovery, then i'd need physio to help get my arm moving again....practically i'd miss about 3 months of training minimum, so im practically already out of the Outlaw.
Now i understand that every injury is different...but, i just wondered if anyone out there had a similar injury, and just how long did it take before they could start training again? Should i set myself a target of an end of season race at Henley or is it best to give up on 2013 already??
At the mo, im in a sling, taking ibuprofen, feeling sorry for myself and being moody!!
I "just" did 2 hrs at zone 2 on the turbo, couldnt have done any more despite having a DVD on to keep me distracted. Im sure somebody in the dim and distant past has told me that 2hrs on turbo is equivilant to 3hrs + on the open road.
I just decided it wasnt worth risking going out in ice and snow (later on).
Well thats the 45 min run done....the pavements round here are really icy so I had to run on a main road, to be fair I was going so slowly in trying to stay on my feet Im not sure there was a real benefit to the session, but done it anyhow!
Thats 2 weeks done now, I am a 30 Min turbo to catch up on which I may do later on if Mrs Bungleboy is watching some soaps on telly!
2 weeks in...28 to go, Nottingham in July seems like a long way off when we're training in snow and ice!
Put my run off till 9PM....realised that the weather wasnt going to amazingly let up, so decided to get out there and get it done. I do a straight an out and back route....the out was far harder than the back, flew home in those winds!
I remember last year the training tired me out, and after a 5hr ride I struggled to stay awake in the afternoons when It was "family time" (not good for bronwnie points with Mrs Bungleboy!)
Going to get some earlier nights this time and make sure I make the most of those rest days!