This shin is dragging on way longer than I expected. I'm really doing a lot more 'Zatopek' breath-holding (altitude simulation) to help stretch lungs a little. 9 years of trying to get into the best shape I could to see how fast I could run at the particular age I was then and I've NEVER been able to sustain training long enough once I added speed and effort to my workouts...usually breakdown within 3 weeks. No matter how carefully I built up to the push.
I hear ya.
I had a stretch when it was one thing after another.... constantly. Now, I'm not training enough to know if I can :)
I'm formulating a goal for next year though. But time will tell whether I have the motivation to put in the time and effort.
As for you... I have no advice except to do what ever is somewhat enjoyable. At our age, if it's not "fun" why do it?!
That's pretty much what I'm doing...what's frustrating is not being able to do things...I'm gearing down and trying to accept the down times while trying to figure out how to minimize them...in every way...how many there are, the severity...but at the same time it's life. You can get run over or killed under the most absolute idiotic circumstance that does not seem fair.
I keep googling and doing stuff and these different exercises or whatever you want to call them seem to work pretty well, but my body or some pisshead gremlin spirit just comes up with a new 'owie' every month or so...sometimes I wonder if I had held back and not gotten hurt, injured or however you want to define the reasons for the down time if I might have missed out on learning another 'doctor' trick...on the other hand I'm ready just to be able to train and deal with the challenges of fatigue and motivation.
I'm extra tired today but I'm not worried about it...I'll get out there soon and do what I can and try to get in what exercises I can that are as much for preventative reasons as fitness reasons.
I need to have dirt and grass running trails...on the other hand at least I do have this stretch of grass to run on that other people do not have...Its straight and fairly boring except that I'm grateful for it right now and able to shuffle along...what has happened increasingly is I'm hurt where even my walking is affected...the shin really took me to the limit of what my rock brain could stand...it was not pain so much as just a severe stiffness and I was having to use my judgment on what to do...by adding the bike back into the equation I'm staying fairly fit...including holding my breath for my Zatopek/altitude simulation training. Blahblahblah....