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Training Log Archive: schnitzer

In the 7 days ending Nov 5:

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  Cycling1 3:35:15 36.41(5:55) 58.6(3:40) 545
  Static Stretching & Massage3 2:11:15
  Total4 5:46:30 36.41 58.6 545
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Friday Nov 5 #

3 PM

Static Stretching & Massage 46:00 [0]

Extra attention to the LH-side today - the more I play with it the more the difference from the RH-side becomes apparent. Doesn't sit well for a programmer such as myself, I hate it when things aren't symmetrical.

Thursday Nov 4 #

10 AM

Cycling long (road/xc) 3:35:15 [2] 58.6 km (3:40 / km) +545m 3:31 / km
shoes: continental ride tour

Better ankle than expected, better weather than expected. Too right, it was my birthday after all.

Wednesday Nov 3 #

9 PM

Static Stretching & Massage 39:45 [0]

Foot has been fairly ok today, went to the dentist earlier and a fair bit of walking around, up and down 5 flights of stairs. Went pretty well tbh.

Anyway, v similar to yesterday.

Tuesday Nov 2 #

3 PM

Static Stretching & Massage 45:30 [0]

I tried to get my physio appointment on the 17th moved forward but no joy. Considered paying the money for a private analysis but as usual I am thinking I haven't really tried to solve the problem myself properly.

Did some research on the problem - seems like I've overused the tendons that run around the back and under the outside ankle bone. The acid test where one pings the tendons on the outside of the calf like guitar strings and the pain in the ankle follows directly. So seems like the pain in the ankle bone itself comes from the tendons being too tight around it.

Also read this really interesting post on someone else who had peroneal tendonitis where those muscles were overused, compensating for a glute problem on the other leg that was making him run differently. They even had a picture showing the uneven wear on his running shoes - on first glance looks like an under-pronator but of course that wasn't his problem. My shoes look identical and my other leg is LH-side problem lol.

Also reinforcing this idea is that the surgeon mentioned that the osteoarthritis he operated on wasn't my only problem in that area, he mentioned the peroneals also, that I might need a little op on one of the tendons. Could it be that the more LH-side problem the more the RH-side peroneals have to work? Worth a look I think - try to get the left leg working as well as it can, see if that helps. Also peroneal muscle massage/stretching and PRICE of course. Icing with it up on the table as I write.

One last thing to consider is that apparently I should not be surprised - after two months in an immobilisation boot and the muscle wastage that comes with it? I have to expect overuse injuries on my way back, I actually remember the physio predicting this.

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