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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Today at 18:09

Great report Buttercup

Mathschick, can you not even do the swim at outlaw half and at least have a little OW practice ready for the full?  But I do understand that life can become more important than races. I am going to give it a go, even if the weather gods seem not to be on my side, I have even thought about sleeping in the car rather than camping.

I have had my pre race sports massage and even walked from the office to the station today. I have butchered my old running shoes so I can wear them for the run section on Sunday, handy that my big toe had created a hole in the mesh at the top of the shoe, I just made it a lot bigger.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:59

I may be quiet for a day or so, but still hoping to make Outlaw Half.

Mr Steady senior has passed away, so busy supporting Mr Steady.
He lived a very full 93.5 years and defied medical expectations and was independent until Xmas.

Outlaw Half

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:20

My day will hopefully end with a long walk.

Hurt my toe doing a sprint tri last weekend, having to wear open toe sandals at present and only swimming.


Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 18:11

Well done on completing such a challenging Tri DB.

I have done very little this week, due to the stupid hurt toe. I have followed the NHS Direct advice and taped the 2 toes together and have been resting as much as possible. So today I went for an OW swim and did 1900m, so feel ready for the swim in 2 weeks time, but a little unsure on the cycle and run.

The toe is getting better but I need more patience. Also been stressed as F in L in the nursing home has deteriorated and now on end of life care.



Mundane thread

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 22:35

*Pops in and puts duster around.*

I have a bin bag full of shredded paper for the recycling bin.

Glad to hear stick is now baby tree.

Hip & thigh issues

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:37

If the problem has taken a long time to develop it takes a long time to fix, also work on strengthening the core muscles.

I had a chronic muscle imbalances and it has taken over a year to rectify as when I thought it was fixed something else would show up and need work on, but it is now all coming together but if I slack off the exercises after a few weeks it begins to return.
The only good point is that now I have a stronger core than when a teenager.
Pilates is also a thought for you, because when done correctly you do a hard workout.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:03

Pete, that is sod's law for you, it happens to me a lot.

Hip & thigh issues

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:01

More stretching and strengthening, if you have muscle imbalances it causes a myriad of problems but they are all related to each other. If it is bad you will need more than one session to get it sorted and need to do stretches every day.

Hip & thigh issues

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:15

Have you seen a good quality sports massage therapist, it may be tight muscles putting pressure on nerves. Tight hip flexors and weak glutes and tight lower back all are linked together.

Good luck

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:07

Swim 11.51
T1 over 10 minutes
Bike 1 hour 8 minutes
T2 under 3 minutes
Run 38.53

Total 2:12:23 a PB by 3 minutes over last year, 19th in age category and 12 more finishers after me.

3 were DQ’d, I know the race ref at the pedestrian lights was very firm in instructions to riders who thought they could jump the lights.

Afterwards there was time for a quick shower and change before we headed down to the New Forest to visit father in law in the nursing home, so it was about 10pm when I finally was home and could look at the toe properly to see the damage. Sandals have been worn to work and painkillers were required so think this may be more of a recovery week than planned.

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