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Torn Supraspinatus

Posted: Yesterday at 09:31

Thanks Cal.  Yes seeing a good sports physio/chiro, who has referred me for scans as well.  Been given a whole load of exercises to do in conjunction with treatment.  He did say that unfortunately because of the injury, my job, posture and sport does not help it (sit at a desk all day, and do triathlon)!!!  Seriously hope I don't get plagued by this, and hearing of your experience I will definitely be doing as I'm told

Torn Supraspinatus

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:17

I tore my supraspinatus towards end of June which was fairly painful to start.  I've not been allowed to swim, although I did tell the chiro that I was entered for HIM mid July and had every intention of at least starting it.  Yes the swim was sore and quite shocking looking at the difference with my stroke from the photos, and the last part of the bike was particularly painful.  It is SLOWLY getting better though.  I have a bit more range of movement but go above 45 degrees and it's just too sore.

Having it scanned tomorrow (and been warned I might have an injection - hope not), although doubt that will change any treatment I'm already getting.

Has anyone else had this injury and how long was it until you were back swimming and doing weights?  I used to love doing upper body strength work, but can't even do a press up on my knees at the moment!  I'm not exactly the most patient person in the world, but now HIM is done, I promised I will follow orders.  I don't think it's a bad tear, as I'm not in constant pain (although scan will tell tomorrow), so just wondered what other peoples expereinces have been.  Thank you.

fuelling during a sprint tri

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 16:17

I would just have porridge and a banana for breakfast and an electrolyte tab in my water bottle on the bike.  Personally I wouldn't use anything else for sprint distance, but there are more experienced people than me on here that will give you good advice.

Is iit being too ambitious to aim for half-ironman in the next 18months?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:59

Mmm.  This is very interesting.  I thought I was doing all the training, but appears not.  I train about 5 times a week, anywhere between minimum 1 hour session (spin class/lake swim) and 4 hours (bike ride or could be a longish 90 minute-2 hour run or 2-3 hour brick).  I just physically cannot bang out any decent bike times.  I'm either not training enough, not training correctly or getting too old for this s**t .  I'm also convinced genetics have a part to play, as I seem to train my socks off sometimes!

I have therefore made the decision to join a tri club where I will focus over the winter/spring on their training sessions and fingers crossed, might see some slight improvement next year.

TNLN you are doing absolutely great.  Keep plugging away and keep up the training over the winter.  I look forward to reading about how you get on in your sprint tri and sportive, and what races you decide to enter next year.  You will get there, just some people get there a bit quicker.  Wish I was one of them!

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 15:25

Seriuosly uneven/dangerous pavements.

Overgrown bushes / overhanging trees that are obstructing pavements.

Miserable runners who don't acknowledge me.  Only have to mutter one short word 'hi' or even a nod/smile would do.

Dogs on extending leads.

Driveways/sunken kerbs.

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:47

Oh meant to say well done to you all.  Magnificent efforts all round.

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:46

Sounds like an awesome event to do.  I only did my first HIM a couple of weeks ago.  It was hell, but the next day I was already thinking of which HIMs to target for next year.  Maybe Outlaw 2016 for my first Iron distance?  Sounds tempting.

Term time holidays

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 13:15

Fortunately I'm rarely ill.  Have had to come in with a cold, much like some other people that I work with.  Builds the immune system

Term time holidays

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 13:12

No I just don't understand Bunking off school, or throwing a sickie for whatever purpose.  If you're salaried staff in my eyes, it's the same as stealing.  I do admit I'm no doubt in the minority here as everyone else seems to do it

Term time holidays

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 12:59

When I was a kid I had to be practically dying for my parents not to send me to school.  This has carried me through to my working career where I never throw a 'duvet day'.  Just don't understand why people constantly throw 'sickies' and the same when taking kids out of school for a trip to a theme park - that's what weekends are for?

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