Category Archives: injury

Bike bites Dog. Road bites Man.

That dog is the first thing that comes into my head when I try to recall the crash. A black Border Collie maybe? Frisky. FAST. I can see it racing along the footpath towards me, looking back over it’s shoulder, … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 12 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 13 : Base 1 Recovery Week Training Hours: 10:12 (Swim 3:05, Bike 6:34, Run 0:34) Training Stress: 529 Distance: Swim 9 km, Bike 183 km, Run 7km The Highlights Peaks and troughs. I battled my way out … Continue reading

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Fear of Stepping off the Path

Last week I got an ankle injury. The sensible thing would have been to swap my longest ever training week with following week’s planned rest week. But I didn’t swap – I pushed on and tried to complete the big … Continue reading

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Ankle Retraining Program

Once again my right calf had tightened to the point where my running was in jeopardy. Once again I headed to the physio for an acupuncture session. This was becoming a monthly routine: he sticks needles in my leg, it … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a cock-up

My training week’s in tatters and I’m hobbling around on bloody sore (and possibly injured) legs. How did this happen? It all started on Wednesday. I was getting excited about doing the Robina race at the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series … Continue reading

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Calf-ometer

How are my troublesome calves doing now? Let’s check the calf-ometer: I’ve done 60km of running in 10 days. There are a few sore spots that’ve been getting a lot of thumb-work, but they actually feel pretty good! No intensity … Continue reading

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The Calf that wouldn’t Heal

More than 10 months have passed since my right calf tear, and 5 months since my left calf tear. Yet they are still a problem. Cameron Brown had a similar injury around the same time I did my first tear. … Continue reading

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To Needle or Not?

Acupuncture bloody hurts! But does it work? I’m in the lucky (for you) position of having torn both my right and then my left calf muscles with six months of each other. Both were diagnosed as Grade 2 calf tears … Continue reading

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Rip, Shit or Bust

I injured my foot last week – and I have no idea how! All was going well. On Sunday I did my first 3 hour ride for the year and although I was slow on the hills, I felt frisky … Continue reading

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Injury woes? Sign up for an Ironman!

So how do you recover from an injury? Say, something like… two torn calf muscles? I don’t think you’ll find this answer in too many medical textbooks, but my solution is to sign up for my first ever Ironman! Well, … Continue reading

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