Category Archives: injury

Marathon hopes dashed

As the sun sets on this rainy Saturday evening, so too it sets on my hopes for a sub 3 hour marathon in July.   Today the training plan called for 30km, with the first 10km fast (sub 4min/km pace) … Continue reading

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He’s BACK! Again. But for how long?

I just found an unpublished blog post, written by me, one year ago – almost to the day. I was celebrating the return of my run, after a long battle with injury. It was never finished. A few days after … Continue reading

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Running injuries and shoes

Running injuries aren’t necessarily bad news for shoe manufacturers… My garage floor pre-injury: My garage floor after two years of calf injuries: Shoe companies make more money out of me when I’m injured. So do physios. Hmmm…

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A tale of two sports

The last two months have been bizarre. On the one hand, my bike fitness has gone from strength to strength. On the other hand, my run fitness has completely dissolved! The catalyst for this seven weeks ago, when I tore … Continue reading

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Two torn muscles and a stress reaction

The results from the MRI on my left calf are in. “…intermediate grade myotendinous junction partial thickness tear of strain injury of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle in the mid-calf…” “Low grade myotendinous junction tears or strain injuries … Continue reading

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How should I pace my return-from-injury race?

It looks like I might be able to run – possibly the whole half marathon. Only a week ago I was telling myself that my goal now was just to finish. But wait! If I can run… OH NO! The … Continue reading

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The Nervous Comeback Run

I just ran the 30 min don’t-stray-far-from-home, I-hope-my-injury-doesn’t-reappear run. And survived! What a nervous time these comeback runs are! I’ve had a few false starts over the past 3 weeks, with one 6km run only lasting 600m! After aggravating the … Continue reading

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