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Challenge Barcelona 2014

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:55

Did this 3 years ago - great course, weather, location.  Planning on doing it this year but will have to watch the registrations now its Ironman and save a lot more.

Four very scary words

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:52

Many congrats Barlos

Pirate outing to Bala 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:05

Those pebbles don't half hurt your feet entering/exiting the water!

Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:03

Hope everything goes well for you both - I'm on holiday for the next couple of weeks but let me know how you get on Megzie.

Debra - it may be worth asking your doctor to refer you to a different specialist if things don't work out well.

Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:21

Megzie - I had a weakness in that every now and again the foot would just give way and it felt very unstable, I also got a "burning" sensation for a few seconds then that would go.

Good luck with the results from the scan.

Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:20

Hi Debra, I can't tell you exactly what he did, he knows I'm not very good when he goes into gory details (I pass out as soon as I see a hospital sign).

I would assume he did as you suggest i.e. sew up the tendon, remove the degenerate bit. He hasn't enforced me into wearing orthotics as the last time I tried I finished up with blisters on blisters, although he did recommend a night split, but that was to try to stop the calf being so tight.

I went to Mr Hennessy at Spire Murrayfield Hospital on the Wirral, initially as a self-payer and then as part of BUPA.  No harm in getting a second opinion from any other specialist, especially since you've been out longer than I was with surgery and having to wait another year.

Good luck with it.

I'm away over the weekend so any further information you need, I'll let you know on Monday.

Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 07:59

Megzie, the symptoms sound familiar, but like you say the scan will show that.  I was fortunate in that the specialist I went to understood that I wanted to get back into sport as quickly as possible but needed a long-term solution.

I got the results of the scan in the morning and he operated in the afternoon!

I'm back in full Ironman training with no issues - just slow, but that's nothing to do with the post tib.

Protein Supplements

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 15:19

The nutritionist I saw basically advised on eating more protein during your meals rather than having any additional supplements. He also recommended including more fat in my diet which I was surprised about, but he said endurance athletes needed fat in their diet so that they have the ability to burn this during the marathon. 

A hot, full-fat milk chocolate drink before bed provides this, as well as knocking me to sleep!!

The 2014 Ironman Training thread

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:03

IronBlue, usually the cut-off time for the swim is 2.20, then 10.30 after the swim and bike with a final cut-off of 17 hours.

You're well inside it

Well that was a waste of time

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:52

There are quite a few in the Lakes but don't know if that's too far you.

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