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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,967 ✭✭✭ Laineyfrecks


    Defo the right decision not to race! I hope the back clears up quickly for you :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,631 ✭✭✭ crisco10


    Sh!t luck, I always think its mad how injuries can be like dominos. one knocks into the other.

    Were the pop up races seeded or something? Just looking at results, and the odd numbered races seemed to be a lot more winnable. maybe just coincidence!


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    crisco10 wrote: »
    Sh!t luck, I always think its mad how injuries can be like dominos. one knocks into the other.

    Were the pop up races seeded or something? Just looking at results, and the odd numbered races seemed to be a lot more winnable. maybe just coincidence!

    Kind of seeded. You gave a predicted finish time and they worked around that. I think if you put sub 18 , half the folk in your race would be sub 18 and other half would be maybe sub 20/21. They didn't want 15 running as a group I believe. .


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    I haven't posted for a while as I haven't felt the need to. I seem to be stuck in a hamster wheel. I'm moving but I'm not really going anywhere and end up back in the same frustrating place.


    I have got into a rhythm on a few occasions recently but each time I've been held back for one reason or another. The PF returned and I'm trying to manage it as best as I can, as I really don't want another break from running at present for physical along with mental reasons. I am several kilos heavier that I was 6 months ago. My diet has gone to hell but currently tackling that one slowly.



    I have been paying to get beaten up a few times recently by a physical therapist which has definitely loosened up my calves, quads and glutes a fair bit. There has been been times when uncontrollable tears have streamed down my face during these "treatments" . I'm going to get fitted for orthotics this week so will be interested to see how I take to them.


    I haven't had a long run in months now and I really miss them. Anything over an hour at the minute and I get repercussions in the right heel. I'm hoping the orthotics will help on that front. I seem to be "fine" up to the 45-50 min mark no matter what pace or type of run I do. Due to this, I'm doing 2 or 3 runs with faster stuff a week along with mixture of easy runs on grass(very little structure).


    I'm looking very doubtful to be able to do an Autumn marathon but have not fully ruled it out yet. If DCM gets canned , I probably wont break my balls. Galway bay is a backup but that will come too early for me. I'd need to be doing longer runs now. Marathon training is where I'm happiest, although chipping away at the minute is a lot better than been able to do nothing. Cheers.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,439 ✭✭✭ token56


    Sorry to hear that the pf is still being a pain and hanging around. Out of curiosity did you ever look into shockwave therapy? I had a few rounds of it myself and while I was a bit dubious to being with I'm convinced it is what made the difference for myself.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    token56 wrote: »
    Sorry to hear that the pf is still being a pain and hanging around. Out of curiosity did you ever look into shockwave therapy? I had a few rounds of it myself and while I was a bit dubious to being with I'm convinced it is what made the difference for myself.

    Cheers, I haven't ruled it out anyway. I remember your update on it too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,161 ✭✭✭ Mr. Guappa


    Fingers crossed the orthotics do the trick for you D. Still relatively early days with mine but they do seem to have really helped with my foot issue. I know how frustrating a nagging injury can be... hopefully a corner will be turned soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    Mr. Guappa wrote: »
    Fingers crossed the orthotics do the trick for you D. Still relatively early days with mine but they do seem to have really helped with my foot issue. I know how frustrating a nagging injury can be... hopefully a corner will be turned soon.

    Cheers A. Great to see your milage clock going up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,161 ✭✭✭ Mr. Guappa


    Dungarvan/Clonea/Gold Coast is a beautiful spot - and I'm sure even moreso with the weather last week.

    I took a similar approach with the orthotics - phased them in gradually over a few weeks and built up the distance with them over time. Looking back at my Garmin records - I've done every run since late April in them, so spent about 6 weeks introducing them. On my first few runs with them I was feeling a blister starting after a mile or two, but now I can go 10 miles (and probably further if I wanted) with no issues. I also found that a thinner sock works much better for me with them - anything too wooly was more likely to bring on a blister.

    Great to see you building again.



  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    Thanks A. Some good tips there. Will try the thinner sock. I have only tried them in two pairs of running shoes so far. One I have had no issue at all and ran 10km easy yesterday in them. The other(better pair) I feel the blisters after about 15 mins at the min but I'm thinking it's because it's more intense running I do in that shoe. I've incorporated them fully into my standard day to day walking shoe now too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,438 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    That’s **** luck,


    would you consider a foreign marathon


    San Seb in Spain is open for entries, last week in November


    TbL



  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    Not sure what I'll do at the min.

    I'm deluding myself a little now thinking sure this might be okay in a few days when the swelling subsides. I've done ligaments in ankles before and I know they can be slow burners,so I should know better.

    Ideally, I'd like my first crack at a foreign marathon to be at a stage when I'm fully prepared and invested in it. I dont think I would be invested in it at the minute. If I booked a flight to Spain right now, I'd probably end up having a boozy wkend :)

    It's easier (in my mind anyway) to justify some smaller local event this year for me. Thanks for the suggestion.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,929 ✭✭✭ ariana`


    I'm sure you'd find someone to pace if you were interested in that instead 😉

    Great to see you back you to the level where you can contemplate lining up for a full marathon and I've no doubt you will still achieve a lot from the run even if a PB isn't quite on the table. Fair play for the consistent patient build.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,438 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Let us know your Bib number and I’ll give you a shout out.


    Have you not been using bodyglide on your foot to help break in the orthotics?


    Best of luck on the 2nd


    TbL



  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    Thanks. Hopefully we both walk away happy from it. In terms of any pacing gig, I'm too easily distracted to be any use at that 😊



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  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    I'll be honest, it never even dawned on me about using body glide. One foot took to it like a duck to water, while my dodgy right side took to it like a duck to ice. I'm building resistance the hard way 😀.

    Bibs getting sent out early next week I think. You won't miss the bald head with the farmers tan anyway.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,967 ✭✭✭ Laineyfrecks


    Delighted to read this D, you have been patient & consistent with your come back so fingwrs crossed it all works out. As for not having a real target it actually feels good to have no pressure on yourself (and usually put there by ourselves!) I did Antrim with no pressure at all & it felt great😊 enjoy it 🤗



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,043 ✭✭✭ healy1835


    This entry should help you put a perspective on it D. Looking forward to seeing you race the next one with a full block behind you. (We might even get that session in together...😉)



  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island





  • Registered Users Posts: 1,967 ✭✭✭ Laineyfrecks


    Best of luck tomorrow 😊🎅🥺



  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Lambay island


    Thanks. What's the 3rd emoji about? Are u still running it?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,967 ✭✭✭ Laineyfrecks


    Hahaha it was supposed to be 🎄🤣 yep still running it😁



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