Posted: 09/07/2015 at 13:48
Hi Gang, long time no 'see'.
Been lurking on and off but not done a tri since June 2014. That was also the last time I swam and 'ran'. I injured myself in January 2014 trying to train for a half mara and the tri. Hip flexor strain that also affected my psoas and took ages to clear, about 8 months in fact as in August that year I managed to start running after a ball/bus etc without feeling any niggle in the hip.
Now I want to start running again (had another injury in October 2014, patella tendonitis in both knees due to volleyball that stopped me doing anything) but not sure whats the best way to start as have put quite a bit of weight on, and I think that was partly why I had the hip flexor injury. Cycling to work now, about 4 miles each way and playing vb again so fitness is slowly coming back. I've joined the gym for couple of months and could start on the treadmill and then go outdoors, running on grass and stuff to lessen the impact. Weight loss is starting to go the right way too.
So any recommendations how much I should do to start of? Hoping to do some HM's and tri's next year.