Tagged: Injury

Higher Intensity 1

Upping the Intensity

After months of Base level training over the winter, it’s time to gradually start upping the intensity a little. Nothing too mad yet, just some harder, shorter intervals on the bike and some tempo runs rather than the usual low heart rate MAF zone runs. Sick Bucket Needed! Monday saw the first sunny day for...

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Garmin Advanced Run Dynamics on my Fenix 3

The latest Fenix 3 v6.50 firmware introduced a slew of new Run Dynamics features giving me yet more run data to analyse. The updates to the Advanced Run Dynamics included Ground Contact Time Balance (GCT Balance) Stride Length Vertical Ratio This is in addition to the previous Advanced Run Dynamics of: Ground Contact Time (GCT)...

Acromioclavicular Ligament Tear 3

Acromioclavicular Ligament Tear

What seems to be an never ended stream of injury and illness continues, this time with an acromioclavicular ligament tear. yep, I’m falling apart! Until recently, my shoulder had been fairly bullet-proof. Despite lots of swimming and the wrenching and pulling of windsurfing I’d never had any issues with them. This changed over Christmas whilst on a usual...

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Coping with Plantar Fasciitis

I haven’t been running for ages and it’s driving me nuts – How can I call myself a triathlete if I can’t run, and how can I train for races. In fact, it make me question the point of training at all because I can’t actually race at the moment anyway, so I’m not really...

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Just Checking that I can still Windsurf

Thought I’d better check that I could still windsurf seeing as it has been howling for days. Popped over to the beach with my 5m sail and 85 ltr Naish Hybrid Freewave. 25-30 knots WNW winds and some fairly meaty, messy swells to play with. The odd crazy squall to contend with as well,  but I...

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European & World Triathlon Champs Qualification

That pained expression is what it took this year to qualify for the World Champs later in the year and the 2016 European Champs. Yep, I’ve just had confirmation that I have once again qualified for the 2015 World Triathlon Age-Group Championships that will be held in Chicago this September, and the 2016 European Triathlon...

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Pennal Super 7 Trail Run – When will I Learn?

Many of my friends were planning a trail run in Pennal Forest on Sunday morning. I would have joined them but they weren’t starting until 9am and I wanted to be finished by then so that I could swim in the pool in Machynlleth. However, Shem had marked out the route with little yellow markers...

Flat Frogs, Flying Pheasants and Fabulous Fungi 0

Flat Frogs, Flying Pheasants and Fabulous Fungi

Thankfully I may have overreacted in my frustration at twisting my ankle whilst on a run last Wednesday. Following the injury I rested it completely on Wednesday and Thursday and by the evening the swelling had subsided somewhat. I was going to get on the Turbo Trainer regardless on Friday as I didn’t think that...

Torn Ankle Ligaments 3

Torn Ankle Ligaments

Grrrr…. I’m annoyed! I haven’t posted much about my triathlon training lately. I have been doing some, but nothing too much, just ticking along over the past few months. I had however been getting back into it ready for the winter. Swimming My swimming rarely changes but I’ve been getting in the pool a couple...

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Triathlon Training Focus

I’ve just survived two weeks of very poor triathlon training. The first was due to a taper week for a race during which time I was suffering with sciatica issues and therefore did no training, the second week was due to some sort of lurgy and a calf injury following my race at the British...