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Saturday 30th August 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 17:43

Sounds like a good day, OH!

RFJ: hope you enjoyed The Cottage. Did you parkrun first?

Saturday 30th August 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 11:49

Dustin: everybody knows these lyrics, and have sung the title/first line at some point! Lines 2 and 3 today! Sounds a good session at the track!

Saturday 30th August 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 11:47

Morning again!

What: an extremely wet 7.3k, which was less than hoped for
Why: extremely wet, plus legs still a little battered from Wednesday's excursion. But hey, not long ago I would have been pleased with 7k. Onwards and upwards.

Mrs Noel: just wondering if you are quite local to me!

Saturday 30th August 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 08:43

Rain here LMH!

Saturday 30th August 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 08:37


Lyrics are: Come hold me tight, Kiss me my darling

What: off for a run...surprised to see no thread...just time to post one. Will see how far my legs take me
Why: they still feel jaded from Wednesday

Post Achilles Strain Training

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 21:51

Must look at my mag, Scott! Not sure that RICE works for Achilles though due to the poor blood supply, which is why the Achilles is so difficult to treat.
I note that RICE is now superceded by POLICE: Pressure, Off Load, Ice , Compression and Elevation!

Post Achilles Strain Training

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 21:41

Missed the other link off I think:

I would agree with ankle mobility, and the other thing that hasn't been mentioned is to cut off the heel tabs on your trainers: drastic and upsetting when you have a new pair in front of you, but it is the way to go!

Post Achilles Strain Training

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 17:39

I wrote this for someone else recently:

Re your Achilles, I wouldn’t want you to end up where I ended up, i.e. having an op! So here follows some advice that I wrote for a few others! I hope that the docs on here approve of it!

The Achilles gets little blood supply, so heat, ice, anti-inflammatory gel etc are likely to have little impact. There may, however, be a benefit to the calf (see below).

The general advice now seems NOT to run on grass unless it is quite firm: the ankle/calf/Achilles have to do more work on grass.  Ideally you should run on shale/cinders/gravel, apparently, and road is better than soft grass. Usually with an Achilles problem there is an underlying problem, particularly the calf not being strong enough. Post Achilles op I learned all sorts of things that might have avoided the knife. The two key exercises that seem to work are:

1.       Get a small sponge ball (the stress ball type) and squeeze it between your ankle bones. Then raise upon tip toes, bend knees and go down into a squat position (still on tip toes), up again to full stretch, and then down. That is one rep! To help balance look straight ahead and focus on a point (I used to look at the kitchen clock...until I knocked the wall down!).

2.       Alfredson’s protocol:  unusually there was a good article about this in RW! The key point of this exercise (google and you will find you-tube clips) is that it is supposed to hurt! If it doesn’t then you should add weights. Also you need to do 15 on each leg three times a day: 180 reps! Perhaps that’s where I go wrong with my weak lower legs!

And look at:

Friday 29th August

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 11:50

Morning again!

What: 6k/36 mins, mainly off road. Rather blustery.
Why: trying to get the legs moving. It was a struggle at first!

That's a lot of riding today Wabogeek!

OH: enjoy!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 10:10
Mr.V: with two longish/tough races I would have a very gentle week! I wouldn't do a session on Wednesday but might do an unstructured fartlek. A lot depends how you feel recovery wise after the 10.

Hope all injured are recovering!

Managing a reasonable block of training (famous last words! ) although it is all slow, deliberately. About 50k a week for the last few weeks, which is a fair amount for me these days.
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