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More injuries, marathon disaster, Blenheim tomorrow
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:02 pm dhcm
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Well, spring has been a near write off as far as running is concerned. Shortly after recovering from Xmas flu (see last post 6 months ago) I started to get very bad pains in the inner thigh when running. One MRI scan later and its diagnosed as hip adductor tendonitis for which the prescribed treatment is.....

Yep, you guessed it: stop running for two months, loads of physio, build up slowly once it has cleared. Mad So marathon training was junked. Did a fair bit of cycling in an effort to compensate, but awful weather this year didnt help that much either.

So emerged at the end of March just starting light jogging for a mile at a time. Two weeks out from VLM I inadvisedly decided to run a 20 miler at easy effort, just to see how I was after the lay off. Went surprisingly well, 2:20 dead which is just short of 3 hour pace. Boosted hopes of a decent time, but on the day I went out at exactly same pace, but legs filled with concrete after only 10 miles, the next 16 turned from easy running at 7min miles to painful shuffling along at 10min miles, BUT I DIDNT WALK Rolling Eyes so that's one small plus compared to my previous marathon disaster (Edinburgh 2008). I discount the 3:40 as a "time", marathon is unfinished business until I post something close to capability. Maybe one in October...

Crouch End 10.1K followed a month later, came in at 38.25 which is more like it. 10secs down on last year. I was running on my own (there was about a minute gap in the finishing time of the guy ahead and the one behind) so didnt push quite as hard maybe. But still happy to be able to put out a 38min 10K after a spring layoff (CE10K is long and tough, so reckon its worth about 30secs quicker for flat equivalent).

Still having to take the running very easy, hip thing seems OK but has been replaced by Planatar Fasclitis, so I dont run until that pain has largely gone, which essentially means once or occasionally twice a week.

These injuries are too much, so I'm going to see a proper foot person. I overpronate on the right but not the left, so maybe some inserts or something.

Blenheim sprint triathlon tomorrow. Looking very windy so not expecting a great time, but still have a hope of bettering last year, where I lost a minute because someone had kicked one of my bike shoes away from my stuff. Grasping at straws maybe, but gotta have goals...

Will report back a little more promptly and this post.

Regards all and happy blogging

2015 events
Anglican sprint duathlon, etu qualifier, 2secs outside automatic qualification Mad , but qualified eventually on rolldown Very Happy

blenheim. cramp on run - had to stop. finished several minutes off 2014 Sad

etape du tour alps. fell apart halfway. very tough to finish. but did finish Smile

City race 5k 18.03

crouch end 10k 40.xx Rolling Eyes

1500m 4.47
2014 events
Stratford marathon 3.22 - recovering from injury
Abingdon marathon 3.08 - finally FFA following decent training in run up Very Happy
cityrace 5k 17.55 Very Happy
crouch end 10k 38.xx
blenheim 1.15.xx
2013 events
etape du tour (alps) 5.47. placed 16%. best bike ride
Rutland marathon 3.41. freezing heavy rain throughout. survival only aim
city race 5k 18.30
crouch end 10k (add)
Hyde park
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2012 Events
April - London Marathon - 3:40 Mad
May - Crouch End 10K - 38.25 Smile
June - Blenheim (Sprint) (13:45/35:49/22:13). 1:17:00, 4th out of 261 in M40-44 (Saturday only) Very Happy
June - Dambuster (Oly)
July - Etape du Tour (Act 1 - alps)
2011 Events
Quattro Sportive (82miles). 4:43 (incl.10 min breaks)

F3Events Evening Sprint Triathlon (750(????)/20/5), May = 1:13:28 (17:20/1:38/33:34/0:45/20:09)

Crouch End 10.1K. 38:15 Surprised Very Happy

Blenheim Sprint (June) (750/19.8/5.4), 1:19:37 (14.29/4.29/35.59/1.49/22.53) Smile

F3Events Evening Sprint Triathlon (750(?)/20/5), June = 1:10:51 (16.13/1:05/32:47/0:44/19:59) Smile

Maldon triathlon (July) (c.1100/45/9) = 2:19:00 (21.25/1.21/1.18.37/0.36/36.49). 1st in age group! Surprised Very Happy

220/Humanrace Evening Sprint (26 August) (750/20/5), 1:10:45 (14.49/1.54/33.31/1.05/19.26) Smile

Vitruvian HIM (Sept) (1900/85/21.1), 4:51:05 (39.36/2.47/2.30.35/1.41/1.36.26) Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

The Fix-UK Tri-Challenge Relay (Sept) (400(?)/15/5 x 3), team time=2.39, personal splits 8.23/24.40/17.56. 7th overall but WINNERS MIXED CATEGORY Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Jekyll & Hyde duathlon (Oct) (4.2/20.8/7.6), 15.45/0.35/34.01/0.34/29.54), scoring MVET for club in London triathlon league Smile
2010 Triathlon Results
Triathlete's World Evening Sprint (750/20/5),May=1.20.05 (17.55/2.42/37.58/0.56/20.33)

Blenheim Sprint (750/19.6/5.4)=1.21.26 (15.03/3.54/37.10/1.48/23.33)

Triathlete's World Evening Sprint (750/20/5),July=1.12.43 (15.47/1.07/35.53/0.36/19.16)

Dextro Hyde Park Tri Olympic (1500/36/10)=2.23.06 (30.02/4.18/1.04.25/2.58/41.24)

Tri-challenge relay (400/15/5): swim=7.48, bike=unknown, run leg 1=21.17, leg 2=22.52, leg 3=20.12 (accident to team member, so ran all run legs)
2009 Triathlon Results
Blenheim Super-sprint (400/13.6/3.2)=59.40 (9.06/5.18/29.52/2.13/13.13)

Tri-Challenge relay (400/15/5)= swim=8.45,bike=29.12,run=19.27

NB. Recovering from shoulder break in Apr 2009
Personal Bests

HM (2013)1.28 Rolling Eyes
marathon (2014)=3.08

Swim (pool)
100m=1.40 Mad
400m=7.50 Sad
750m=13.41 (miscounted laps?) Confused
1500m = 28.36 Smile
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