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Discussion: Bigland

in: Frostbite; Frostbite > 2017-02-21

Feb 21, 2017 12:18 PM # 
Is worth getting bust for but why not walk round Saturday night? You'll probably do really well.
Feb 21, 2017 2:20 PM # 
Nah, I recommend you don't walk round on Saturday night and well, probably shouldn't do Sunday either ;-)

Bloody calfs, I've not spotted you can get transplants for these yet!

FWIW - if you rest up for 5 days and do deep tissue massage and stretching it should have settled down enough.... but the moment you feel pain again.... stop!
Feb 21, 2017 3:42 PM # 
Yes, bloody calfs!

Massage good but I reckon after a few days rest you need to start gentle running, gradually building up distance and don't worry if there's some pain.

Calf transplant = blades. Not sure I'm willing to go that far though...
Feb 21, 2017 11:09 PM # 
Based on what you've written I'd run on Sunday. If it eases after some gentle jogging or generally doesn't feel debilitating running in terrain then give it a go. Just stop and walk back if it gets too painful.

P.S. You can blame me if it goes wrong. I'm a computer programmer.

P.P.S Kim has no awareness of this. I'm just guessing based on my own personal experience.The power of the point sample vs the power of retrofitting all that big data with some nice graph-generating software. Have you seen the p-values on this baby?
Feb 21, 2017 11:27 PM # 
P.P.P.S. Again, having not examined it (that's the sort of thing Kim says) I think Charlie's pretty spot on. If it is bad on Sunday after 1/3 of the course jack - if it's bad on the last 1/3 finish and accept it could still be in a bit of a pickle at the JK.

I think if you were wanting to win the World Championships this isn't the correct advice. So Bigland vs JK vs British.

If it's actually a tear then all the above are off. Switch to cross training. But it doesn't sound like it.
Feb 22, 2017 10:56 AM # 
Thanks for all the advice. I was planning to run anyway I guess, with the option of retiring. If it all goes wrong I will blame Richard.
Feb 23, 2017 2:21 PM # 
Try strapping it with kinesiology(stretchy) tape and wearing compression socks. Works for me. Don't know if it is just psychological or if there really is a physical benefit. I will have some with me at weekend if you want to try some. Shave area first!

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