08/03/2018 at 11:19
cheers Harry. Yes the injury has been sorted, it’s just recovery and rebuilding now. I’ve started with 10 minutes and will add on 2 minutes each time I run until it feels ok with no reaction afterwards.
07/03/2018 at 22:14
Yesterday I ran for 10 minutes! Great you cry! However, it’s my first run since early 2017 after which I had an osteochondral lesion on my ankle operated on in late September.
8 weeks on crutches and Some building up on the turbo later, I’m getting some sort of distance and power back on the bike. Also swimming fitness is starting to pick up again.
Before my ankle fell to bits I was doing Olympic distance triathlon and had just entered my first 70.3 (I never made the start line).
I’m optimistic enough that my swim and bike fitness will return to allow me to do either sprint, Olympic or 70.3, but have no idea whether my running fitness or tolerance will return for any of them. I’m currently trying to plan to train for something to have a focus, but do I go for the longer and steadier pace or the sprint hard pace? Will lots of steady miles be better or worse than pounding for a sprint....or is the Olympic The ideal in between?
I’m not sure whether I should just not enter anything yet and see how it goes, then maybe adapt as I go along, or just say...get on with it and shut up!
Any advice would be much appreciated...oh I’m just shy of 50 and work shifts by the way..
06/04/2016 at 22:36
I have the same issues! I know what I'm supposed to eat and on good days I will do exactly what I'm suposed to do. However on bad days, especially after a long session the day before, I pretty much eat anything I can get my hands on!
I also work shifts and tend to pick at chocolate and cakes on nights but even if I take the right food in, I'll eat that and then some chocs!
It seems we are not alone, but it's still frustrating nonetheless.
As for answers....sorry I don't have to them!!!
18/04/2015 at 12:29
Sorted...If anyone else is in the same predicament as i was...get in touch with these guys!! Best thing i ever did....and no....i dont work for them!!
09/03/2015 at 19:14
Hi! I am in a bit of tiz as i am in the process of training for my first triathlon and have become completely lost in what i should and should not be doing!
Basically i work shifts consisting of 4 long days, days off, 4 long nights and then 3 days and nights with one day off between! I am also 46.
Everything i read said that i should be training each discipline twice a week, training in the gym twice a week and doing yoga twice a week! I thought there were only 7 days in a week, but there we go.
I actually paid a coach look over my self written program and assess how i fit it in with my lifestyle, but they never seemed to address the shifts issue whatsoever, so i came away wondering if the shifts actually make any difference or not.
Also, I wrote and followed my programme but found that i was starting to feel heavy, tired and never seemed to recover from my workouts.
My fix was to bin the programme and just train 1 day on 1 day off but using brick sessions and hard sessions followed by a rest day.
The thing is, i am basically flying blind as i'm not sure whether this is right or not. I have been mountain biking and road biking for 10 years or so and i would say i am reasonably fit so i dont think its down to being a total newbie etc.
Is there a magic answer out there, or do i just go by how i feel?
Any help would be much appreciated thanks.
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