Cruise with the family and then a quick lap of Stromlo. First attempt to ride a bit quicker on the single track in forever. Fairly rusty and nervous, kept imagining how much it would hurt to fall off. Interesting to see the Strava segments, I'm not too far behind more regular riders I know.
Visit to physio Cathy today. She thinks key problems are way over-active left psoas and some lower-back/neuro stuff affecting the right soleus/achilles. Has progressed me to the next phase of achilles rehab: alternating isometrics and isotonics w/running on the isotonic days if pain allows.
Isometrics @ 25kg
200m backward walking
100m backward running
Harder but not hard. The toughest part is holding on to the barbells - it's a challenge for my puny forearms - not sure I could manage 30kg. Perhaps the squat rack will be my next tactic.
Been adding some more eccentric over the last few days, doing 3 x 12 two up, 1 down calf raises on both side, straight leg, on the floor so the achilles aren't stretched too much. It seems to be coping with that just fine.
I've also got stuck into releasing my right peroneus brevis. I noticed it had got really tight and suspect that's the culprit of the right-side pain I've been getting. Some confirmation today when I worked on it hard and then had less pain while jogging. I'll keep at it for a few days and see how it goes.