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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 09:29

Swift feet Matt. Good to hear sub 16 is consistent. Was last night a road race or track?

Dachs, I'm sure Johnas will claim they're long compression socks not stockings.

Achilles seems to be a lot better. Won't run until Tue earliest so plenty of time yet. Calves still tight but less than last week. Plenty of stretching and rollering. Nice and easy on the bike in the meantime.

X-post with Dachs. I'd never remember a session like that. Good reps though.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:03

He's always on Holiday. Bloody part timer.

The phys last night said a stretching regime should be 20 minutes and include some rollering. I normally do 6mins.

I've just looked at an article on the Maidenhead Advertiser about the new track in Little Marlow: "If people could get in touch with ideas for how we can use the track it would be great to hear about it."

Erm... track races?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:41

Didn't know that was your HM debut Scott. Definitely a good result, and one in the eye for Voldemort.

SG, I call that feeling track tummy.

Balanced Distance Tri

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 17:40

Horrible idea. Swimming that is!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:08

No lumps and bumps in the achilles, so no scar tissue or damaged in there, or previous achilles damage causing problems.

Yep, it's the top of the tendon near the insertion point in the calf that is sore and tight all the time. Actual bit by the heel is not so bad now, but was very very tender and inflammed some days back.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:30

Positive news about the achilles then Scott.

I saw the physio about mine today. She couldn't see any lumps or bumps so it does look like it is the tight calf causing the issue. A little probe here and there in the calf had me leaping off the table.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 12:26

I used to roll, eccentric drops, etc when I last had a problem but stopped since. This seems to be a good resource: clicky

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 11:30

Hi Robin,

What they all said. A common trap (that we've all fallen in to) is to to do your easy stuff too hard, and your hard stuff too easy. I'm just as guilty as the rest of us with this, perhaps more so.

FWIW I'm nowhere near my peak form at the moment, but all my base easy running is somewhere near 10min/mi compared to the 7:30-8 that I'd have done before.

Scott Edgington wrote (see)
IRON - Do you wear long compression socks then? I'm still struggling with tight calves but obviously my Achilles is still not 100%

I started to wear long compression socks some years ago and have sworn by them since - though my proof is purely anecdotal.

I don't feel the impact in the calves of long runs and fast sessions appear to have less impact on the calves. This in turn prevents achilles issues. Of course of late I've been doing some shorter easy running and fallen in to the trap of not wearing them (plus they can be a bugger to put on if they're tight). As my distances have increased I've neglected to wear them and suffered the consequences. Hence I have a RH calf like as tight as a violin string which is pulling on the tendon.

Volunteered at parkrun this morning so will head out on the bike later instead of running. At this stage a week off running should solve the issue, along with some rollering.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 11:29

Great results Lit!

I think it's clear from both your & Dachs' recent successes that a large base volume coupled with some distance specific speed work is the way forward.

How is life in the frozen wastes of the North?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:39

Good reps Matt.

I left the trail shoes in the car and wore my normal Brooks trainers. Slippy

My 10km SB is 44:03 5 weeks ago and tonight was 46:23 . I felt every glass of wine and chunk of cheese from the past 3 weeks. Still, it was only a Tempo

Talking of niggles, I have a very tender RH achilles now too. Caused by tightness in the calf. This in turn was caused by doing longer runs in short socks. I always reckon the calf wobble causes tight calves.


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