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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Mar 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 45:20 8.35(5:26) 13.43(3:23) 122
  Orienteering1 15:23 1.66(9:16) 2.67(5:46) 43
  Total2 1:00:43 10.0(6:04) 16.1(3:46) 165

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Sunday Mar 11 #

1 PM

Cycling 45:20 [3] 13.43 km (3:23 / km) +122m 3:14 / km

I'm clearly carrying 2 injuries - tho one is probably a "condition" - unstable lower back & referred LH hip/ buttock pain; ongoing; no end to it.

Miserable and dull cycle ride - calf hurt a bit on pushing down on pedals, but nothing to cry about. LH hip/buttock horrible. Hurts just to walk. Why did this happen? No effing idea, but it could curtail my career & certainly it's blighting my life.

Not keen on cycling as a way of training, either. Hmmm.

Saturday Mar 10 #

(injured) (rest day)

Calf survived gig. Some gentle walking today, without protective limp or strapping. Seemed (tentatively) OK. Liz thinks calf will be fine for JK. Back / LH hip still bad.

Gig was excellent.

Friday Mar 9 #


Calf seems stronger. Not testing it yet - needs to be protected for later.

Leaving it taped up for tonight's gig

5pm - 1am? This will be an interesting test - and risky, as adrenaline, painkillers & alcohol all mask pain. YES ALCOHOL.

We shall see. Bandmates are mucking in to help me carry stuff; and the stage I have no room to do anything but stand there! Sorted! :)

Thursday Mar 8 #

(injured) (rest day)

Strapped up lower calf / soleus / ankle & tried not to use calf muscle.

Very difficult day. Driving slightly painful, but possible.

Grade ? tear - 1?

Wednesday Mar 7 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 15:23 [3] 2.67 km (5:46 / km) +43m 5:20 / km
(injured) shoes: VJ Integrators

Had "decided" to skip Army O event and go indoor bouldering, for back "issue", but nice day, so couldn't resist army event. Near A303.

Huge mistake. LH Lower calf/ achilles / soleus "twinged" within 30 seconds of starting. twinged again en route to no 2. Surely I'll warm up & be fine. Back troubling me a bit. Surely i'll warm up.

another sharp twinge after no 4.

Approaching no 6, i actually said out loud, "Come on, when are you going to knock this on the head"? 30 seconds later, as I ran up the bank to the control, PING, scream, sit down. 30 minute hobble with a stick back to assembly.

Game over. Morale : if you back's iffy, there will be ramifications down your legs. In my case, they will not be worth the risk. Ever.


Had it been raining, I would not have gone. I'd have gone bouldering. SHIT.

Luckily i was not driving, as that's hard and I walk with my foot out at 45 degrees. Huge gig in two nights' time. Oh fuck.

Spilts - wasn't doing great anyway. Meaningless.

Tuesday Mar 6 #

(injured) (rest day)

No. Back not good enough yet.

Monday Mar 5 #

(injured) (rest day)

Hopefully not an injury, but lower back (not hip related) painful today - enough to ruin my day & call off climbing, & hurts changing gear.

So a rest. oh well.

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