Category Archives: injury

Surviving an Injury

It’s now two and a half weeks since I tore my right calf muscle. I still can’t run and the my target race (the Gold Coast Half Marathon) is less than three weeks away. And, I’m worried! I’m not worried … Continue reading

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The Dark Times

When I first started this blog, I fully intended to write an open, honest account about both the good times and the bad, the ups AND the downs. That’s turned out to be pretty hard. For starters, it turns out … Continue reading

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My last 5km race

The Morning… The gentle strum of the harp pulls me through the mist and back into my bed. 5:45am. Wake-up time! Today I race! I grope around under the bed for my phone, switch the alarm off and creep out … Continue reading

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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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