Friday, 29 February 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008
Despite having a foot full of blisters ( mainly on the toes) the offending area was on the ball of my foot, but well and truly infected.
A trip to the doctor followed and a couple of days rest, well almost, working at home.
And the scandal?
Last year it was the Tour de France and we all know the problems Dwain Chambers has been having but £13.70 for a week's worth of penicillin ( Flucloxicillin and Phenoxymethylpenicillin, the doc wanted me to take both as he couldn't be sure what type of infection I had). What would Aneurin Bevan say!
I'm now counting down the days until I can get back out on the bike.
Monday, 11 February 2008
Wokingham half marathon day turned out to be a glorious spring-like morning and, despite the crowds holding me up, I managed a time of just under two hours.
As ever it was my feet that limited my speed but to get a time under two hours for me was good. I finished the race happy if a little footsore.
Not that I get any sympathy around here. After breaking the news to my mum about the race she assumed I was 'at the back with the old people' while my production editor wanted to know while my time wasn't closer to one an a half hours.
One thing I do know now is don't put TCP on a broken blister.
Even better news. After starting the recruitment process for the optician Ironman team I have started to have . The call to action in the magazine has brought people forward so if you are thinking about giving it a go please let me know.
Friday, 8 February 2008
It's been a busy old week. Four bike commutes ( 6hours) three swims (2hrs) but just the one run!
My feet are complaining at the moment after I stupidly ramped up my running volume dramatically in a bid to get better. For a while I though I might have plantar fasciitis but now I'm not so sure.
This had made me realise three things, (at least)
Training plans are good, 'cos you stick to them
No one is immortal
And, as Mario used to say " listen to your body".
This weekend I'm signed up for the Wokingham Half marathon which seemed like a great idea (back in November when I booked it) to try and boost my run times ( my worst bit of the trioathlon). Now I'm not to sure.
I'll let you know how I get on next week.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
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