The Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 training : Week 12

Week 12 and I finally have a road to recovery…

This week’s blog is brought to you by Jack, because I had an appointment with the psychophysio.  Oh.

Your friendly neighbourhood physio

Your friendly neighbourhood physio

Monday 23 March 2015

I finally managed to go and see a physio.  I went to the Orchard Clinic in St Albans and it was excellent.  It came as no surprise to learn that I have tight hamstrings, and that I had pushed them and my ITB too far.  Fortunately I had not torn anything, and I now have a way forward.  My plan of action is as follows :

  1. Stretching
  2. Foam rolling
  3. Sports massage
  4. Strengthen my gluteus medius
  5. Yoga
  6. Check the suitability of my running footwear

Tuesday 24 March 2015

As well as my stretching and foam rolling, I would continue to use the circuit from week 8 of the Spartan Paratrooper (High Level) Programme of The Para Fitness Guide (taking the repetitions up to 25 from 24), which meant 4 x 25 press ups, 4 x 25 dips, 4 x 25 sit ups, 4 x 25 squats, and 4 x 70 second planks.

  1. Para Fitness

Wednesday 25 March 2015

I was over in Paris with work for a couple of days, and in the evening we enjoyed a walking tour along the Seine from La Louvre to Notre Dame, before heading off to a restaurant for dinner.  It was too late to do my circuit by the time we got back to the hotel, after having a walk with our cases for the length of La Defense.

  1. Walk (Paris) – 3 miles – 2 hours 12 minutes 14 seconds

Thursday 26 March 2015

I was travelling back from Paris and was too tired to do anything by the time I got home.

Friday 27 March 2015

I was busy working but managed to get in a circuit.  I also had a very interesting conference call about the 100 Peaks Challenge.  You will be hearing a lot more about that soon (and on into 2017).

  1. Para Fitness

Saturday 28 March 2015

It was another day of rest after a long working week, although that is not how I would have liked it to have been.  There was another nav ex with Avalanche Endurance Events down in the Brecon Beacons and I would have preferred to have been there.

Sunday 29 March 2015

I woke up and made sure I started with my circuit.  I am finding it very frustrating to still not be able to just get out there and go for a run.  In the evening I received an email from Avalanche Endurance Events setting out the weight requirements and order of march for Iron Man, so that cheered me up.

  1. Para Fitness

Positives from this week – I now have a plan to rehabilitate and get me back to full training.

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