sorry - been tied up with life. new job landed after a bunch interviews and dashing between london and manchester.
to be clear - been doing both ( running inside and out ). damage was done on the treadmill ( used out of convenience, late at night and waiting for a phone call ). too fast, too hard, to long. I am listening. . just
last run outdoors ; calf went again but carried on and knees hurt. bit of compartment syndrome. more worrying was the 2 days with the pain in the middle of the foot - thought id buggered a metatarsal. left knee pain when walking is not endearing.
went to doc. two weeks rest and anti-inflamitories. go back if not improved. now trying to see physio as foot OK etc but 'painkillers and 2weeks rest' is so low effort, it could pass for a lardy training session. enough of that already. not hopeful though. pain subsided but gravelly sounds when bending knees and pain when walking.
No bake-off until the lobotomy E-M
NO pastie till I complete a bala event dave. fair is fair.
picked up ongoing knee pain, both knees now - although it does ease off. sounds a little gravelly when going up stairs. pain in the left when walking.
pain is located at the bottom/back of the patella.
been running on treadmil mostly. started when i upped the pace/distance sharply.
backed it down a lttle. but not wanting to miss the half unnecessarily. i wont be as prepared as id planned.
sounds like runners knee?
the & is more concerning.
calf pain, outer left edge. very sharp then the leg kinda gives way - then its ok again. tried to run again and it gave way. stopped
sounds like a strain?
trying to mix in a little outdoors running but mindful of a pending injury so not pressing the distance/pace. running on a treadmil. normally 1+ elevation. speed around 11 min miles +/- 1min. recent research suggested elevation not important at that speed BUT probably best i keep some elevation.
im guessing treadmill might be a cause.
could I have missed something - and should stop/seek prop medical advice ( likely to be rest 2 wks, no running, no race and come back if it hadnt improved ????)
should I press on? Aim was a good 10k run, and to finish ( within sight of 2hr30 )
i know its not quick, but im not small in any dimension. But working on it.
1. Funeral done and onwards we travel without him.
2. Tests looking good. outlook positive. awaiting results. fingers crossed.
3. raw emotions. anxiety catches. its pernicious.fear is the mind killer. being managed carefully lest inflaming uneccesarily.
4. indeed. people immediately think im a twat, as it saves time ( to quote some twat on CBB )
5. i don't have to work just yet. but 'should i get a job and not be so selfish exercising and what have you'. Now im not debating it. Races are entered because the future is an unknown continent and I could then, so I did then and i wasn't working when i entered ironman, its a distraction as I don't have to for a few months... however, Work is being seeked...just need to make it complete and not DNF and now as as good as ever. training is underway ( within reason - im too old/unfit/fat to do 8hr days in the gy anymore ). brum run in month.
20 minutes is not effective for me, at this time.( its better than nothing and its a nice blast on the rowing machine. but its long cardio I need.) and not going in the kitchen. being on a budget also helps. hill walking beckons with OH as we clear other hurdles and look forward.
ran 10k straight on Sunday, run tonight. knees complaining. isn't everything - It might be Jeremy Corbyns fault. ( everything bad is ).its on strava/garmin. not that it matters to anyone but me.
im not a forum widget to drive traffic. they'd do better with naked pictures of carbon and clipless pedals
if i get short of cash, the car can go - and ill 'have to' ride the bike more.
back in October with a photo finish, t shirt and a medal. no pastie though. ( im watching my figure ) and I haven't earned it.
Pt 1 So, bro in lws wife brither. Daniel. (Rip yong fellow). Distant but close.
Pt 2 stands. Not helped by 1st doc &consultant describing it as battlefield trama surgery to avoid at all costs And the second opinion saying probably ok to leave alone. And problems emerge so ...
Pt 3 stands. Personnaly, lifes too short so get on with it -cant really convince children of that just yet. Theyll need 20years or so.
Pt 4 stands. Evidence already presented.
Job is not a poin t. A side bar. As a contractor one month ago with. 6 mths exte sion on the cards to being let go - and what symes says. Its inportant but not bala stopping of itself. And making silly money to making no money when the bills keep comng in does make you think what your spending. Replacing it is a feature of every day.
Once things calm down - get a result in the morning and training can commence and doing not foruming.
I entered and finished my first aquathon (with a twisted ankle)
I entered and nearly finished my first half (without enough prep, too much weight and an inflated ego)
I didnt start bala
Ive entered brum half next month
Ive entered two halfs and a full next year
Ill be back when the're done - let results to the talking as it were.not wanting to be that billy bullshit fellow.