How's it going folks? I've not been on for a while as I've been busy out on my mountain bike most of the summer...not sure if you remember my horrendously bruised rear thigh from my hamstring tear in May? Well, the hamstring tear has been healing nicely and I've been slowly building up the running mileage up to 9 miles and mixing it with the biking.
That's come to an abrupt halt as I had a crash on my bike on Saturday and managed to dislocate my ankle and break it in 3 places! That'll teach me to multi task! I had a dramatic helicopter ambulance to hospital, my ankle popped back in (while awake) and straight down to theatre. My ankle is pinned together and I've got a cast on for the next 6 weeks with a further op to follow. Bugger!
So that's 45 years with no injuries at all and now 3 biggies in 10 months!
Hey everybody, just checking in to update (bore) you with my hamstring recovery. I managed 3 short runs last week and can increase the mileage week by week. Hoping to be ready for my local mountain half marathon at the end of September. Strangely, I’ve not really missed running too much cos I rediscovered my cycling legs and have been out on my MTB loads.
So what’s been happening? I haven’t had time to check back and the last time I was on here I think Booky and LFR were about to do their ultras. How did you get on girls? I have I missed much?
Cheers LFR. I had a quick Google of your race and it’s not held under FRA rules. I’m sure you’ll do brilliantly – good luck! TT is ace! I love it. It’s amazing how close you can get to the bikes when they’re racing. Very exciting.
Physio says my hammy tear is healing very nicely, but still no proper running until another two weeks or so – patience, patience I’ve knocked the hyperbaric chamber on the head as it was disagreeing with my ears and making me feels very queasy afterwards
Nice to have you back Debutant. Funnily enough I was only thinking of you the other day.
LFR – regarding you Ultra – what Booky says. But I also think if it’s a true off-roader it’s imperative that you can use a compass. I’m assuming it’s a fell multi-stage event with checkpoints. I always write down bearings from check point to check point in advance (from your map) and when you reach X checkpoint, set your compass so you can follow that bearing. Even if you’ve reccied it and have a vague route to follow, having the compass bearing is important. If the race is held under FRA rules, you’ll not be allowed to race unless you can demonstrate you have good navigational skills. If visibility is reduced, you’re jiggered without them. If this is a trail race just ignore everything I’ve said and follow your nose!!
In other news – a two whole miles for me yesterday! Hamstring felt OK, but I was blummin knackered! Mind you, TT has just finished here, so I’ve been sampling far too much junk food and alcoholic drink this last fortnight. Physio tonight – I’m hoping she’ll say it’s OK to run a bit further.