Just jumping onto this thread! I have my first sprint tri in early July and like the OP I am a pretty useless swimmer. I don't have too many worries that I can do 400m but I will be very slow. My favoured stroke is crawl and I'm reasonably strong at the stroke itself, it's the breathing at the same time I cannot do!
Im trying to find someone to give me a few lessons so I can improve my technique.
My question is that the pool at my gym is only a small one (15m) Is it worth swimming up and down that 30 times or is the turning at each end giving me a false benefit. I do have a 50m pool but I can only get to that once a week or so.
I can 'easily' do 100 miles on the bike, with hills on just a bit of extra training. Running 26 miles takes weeks of consistent training. Also, its pretty obvious but you can coast a little on the bike, drafting or downhill, allowing your legs a few seconds rest every now and then, not so much let up on your own 2 feet!
Bone will heal quite quickly but your muscles will have 'seized' a bit from being unused for so long, if you aren't getting full range of movement back in about 8 weeks I would push for a scan. I might not have wasted so much money on a private physio in summer if I had known!
Went for a run yesterday along a rough coastal path with some friends with dogs, Lord I was a bag of nerves, my two nemesis' together
Hi guys, I fell in Aug and hurt my shoulder/arm, had it checked at hospital, nothing broken so had some private physio, it got a lot better but certain arm movements impossible but not too painful. Running again in Nov and got upended by a dog! Broken shoulder; upper humerus broken right through. Had to wear a cuff as they couldn't cast it. Bone healed together well but what we discovered on scan was that my rotator cuff had been torn in the fall in Aug!
have to have surgery to fix which i am dreading as the recovery time is sooo long
I was at mile 17 of marathon training when I fell the second time, didn't run for 6 weeks at all. I did do my marathon though 8 weeks after the fall, 20 mins off my target time but was pleased to be running