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Discussion: stretching?? Why start now?...

in: undy; undy > 2019-10-07

Oct 7, 2019 9:20 AM # 
Anthony:
stretching?? Why start now?? You should be out doing some proper training, in preparation for our next encounter in 9 years time.
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Oct 7, 2019 9:28 AM # 
Chas:
Next race is WM2050 so time to improve flexibility....

I'm intrigued by the 'to the second' timing for the stretching?
Oct 8, 2019 3:15 AM # 
undy:
I struggled to run on Sunday and after a few days of driving now struggling to walk. Back mobility.

Also I hate stretching, so I have a minimal but effective routine that I do while listening to a podcast with a stopwatch running. At least if I log it I do it. Particularly now whilst I'm seeking treatment to help me with this recurring nightmare that Scotty turned up at the Aus champs after 9 years off to knock me off the podium.

I have a small memory tucked away of Scotty bludging some ShuOC headlights off us in the 80s at the Harvester and we gave him a dud one. That is all I can cling onto at the moment.
Oct 8, 2019 6:17 AM # 
Chas:
Have you tried Pilates?
Oct 8, 2019 7:07 AM # 
Anthony:
Yes I remember that dud headlamp.....
Oct 8, 2019 7:14 AM # 
O-ing:
Hey Undy, maybe you should take up Indoor rock climbing instead? There's a good place at St Leonards (Climbfit)
Oct 8, 2019 7:15 AM # 
O-ing:
Oh, and http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190327-why-stret...
Oct 8, 2019 10:17 AM # 
undy:
Well the stretching is really for my back to sort out a chain of problems that end up with my right knee. It takes 10 minutes a day and fixes the problem. Also the rabbit counts it as quality time together.

There is a pilates class near my work, but the only convenient timeslot is when I usually do my weekly right arm strengthening session.

@Anthony - we need to reschedule otherwise I'll be in M60 and you will be doddering round M65. Unless you are confident enough to run up a class?

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