Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week 5 of Rehab Part 2 "The First Run"

Well today was the day to see how well my leg would be after of 5 weeks of no running. Sticking to the program of 3 x 2min Run and 5min Walk from Physio a grand total of 21mins has been completed. Followed up by some leg stretching. No soreness or pain. Time to take it easy, do some stretching for the rest of the day and wait until Saturday and repeat it all again.

Good to be running again - well sort of.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week 5 of Rehab

Got the green light to start running again, well sort of, 2min run, 5min walk x 3 sets and rest days in between! Unless the leg is still sore in the following day?

Today I did approx 2 min run and the leg felt tight, but good. Ben says that in another week we will review and see where to go from there.

This is good news.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week 4 of Rehab

Another week, another trip Physio, lots of new exercises to do. Running? Not this week, Ben says the headacks start when I start running.

Still got heaps of time before the next event and the leg feels good, but I miss running.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

XOSIZE Tri Series 2010/11 - 5 race Series

Well it's official I have registered for all 5 Races in the XOSize Series 2010/11 put on by Start to Finish.

Am I excited? yes, nervous? no? worried? yes! Why? My leg is still sore and got some work to get it right first race is November the 7th. Not too far away.

Alana Melzer: Toe Shoes and Barefoot Running

My PT has posted an interesting item on Barefoot Running. Reading this is very interesting considing my current injury and the fact she put me on 5's. Check it out.

Alana Melzer: Toe Shoes and Barefoot Running: "So, I think the perfect topic for my very first blog can be about barefoot running and in particular, those bizarre looking 'toe shoes' I ha..."

Monday, September 13, 2010

Week 3 of Rehab

Today was a trip to the Physio, but with a difference run time!

He checked out my runners, the way I run on the treadmill and on open ground. While he's happy with my progess time to start to build it up, still no running thats a few more weeks away. My leg did feel a bit sore afterwards. At the same time we catch up with the PT so we are all on the same page.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

XOSIZE Tri Series - Race 5 - Location

Ok so I'm sitting here reading Runners World which came today and I know where Race 5 is!

Wanna known? well according to the advert it's Frankston.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

XOSIZE Tri Series - Race 5

Yesterday I posted the XOSIZE Tri Series races 4 of but on the Start to Finish website I noticed a 5th date,  27 March 2011.

I contacted the nice people @ S2F and here is what I got.

We will definitely be holding a fifth race on 27 March. The venue is yet to be confirmed as we are working through the details with the local council on a new location for this year, we have Green Point, Brighton as a back-up venue if the new location falls through. We will be making that announcement in the next week or two, so keep an eye on the web site for the details. [---cut----]

Wonder where abouts it will be?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

XOSIZE Tri Series 10/11 Dates

The folks from Start to Finish released the dates for XOSIZE Tri Series 10/11.

They are -:

XOSIZE Tri Series 10/11 Race 1 Brighton 7 Nov 2010
XOSIZE Tri Series 10/11 Race 2 Mordialloc 5 Dec 2010
XOSIZE Tri Series 10/11 Race 3 Elwood 16 Jan 2011
XOSIZE Tri Series 10/11 Race 4 Sandringham 27 Feb 2011

More info @

Monday, September 6, 2010

Week 2 of Rehab

Today was a trip to the Physio, walking more or less pain free and heaps of movement again.

Ben is happy with progess. I'm now allowed to use my road bike, but no running or cross trainer. Next week Ben wants to see me run on a treadmill! Wahhooo! Running again. It's small steps but it's moving forward.

Looking at the race schedule and next week is Race 1 of Sping into Shape. Not registered so nothing lost. Will miss the race but I guess Race 2 in October is the return race for me.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Vibram Five Fingers

Brought a pair of Vibram FiveFingers and been wearing them a bit over the weekend. Very difrerent to normal shoes. Also got a pair of Injinji Performance Toe Socks which helps with padding and warmth.

When Transition to FiveFingers they suggest the following as it will work out your plantar fascia, calf and achilles areas hard -:

  • Wear them around the house for a couple of days then short walks - less than 30mins

Week 2
  • Start to increase the amount of time you wear them each day
  • Start wearing them to the gym - avoid using them on the treadmill or high impact classes
  • Give you feet some TLC in the evenings, get your thumbs into the sol of your foot and release the plantar fascia with some self massage to the arch of your foot.
  • Rolling your bare foot over a golfball is a great way to help release the muscles
  • If your feet are sore, give the 5's a rest for a day. It's a gradual process
Week 3
  • Continue as above
  • Begin using the 5's for short runs on grass (1-2km) building distance up to 7-8km before trying harder surfaces
  • When running on grass keep strides short, feet under hips and land on the balls of your feet. Keep you ankles soft and responsive
  • Listen to your foot and progress accordingly.
Time will tell how much my feet the 5's go, but lots of people are using them.