"Bill, pain from biking , in particular if you only ride indoors is a warning sign. As the no impact sport: All the very good suggestions given to you here, in particular Bruce's , are for not, if your cleats on your shoes are not positioned…"
"Kein Problem mit Krafttraining. In Kombination mit Ausdauer regt es leicht mehr Kalorienverbrauch an.
Und wenn man sich das mehr langfristig denkt (mehrere Monate) funktioniert das gut. Nie uebermaessig Gewicht, Wiederholungen am Anfang....kein…"
"Auszeit ist gut....seit letztem Jahr bin ich am "langsam ranfuehren". Ueber den Winter versuche ich meine Grundlagenausdauer zu verbessern (Laufen), versuche mich auf dem Computrainer und Mountainbike (wohne auf dem Land, dirtroad, dafuer…"
German, from the southwest of the country
since 1992 in the US, married, two children 16 and 12
My Tri Story:
all around sports background
running middle distance
started Triathlons in Germany in 1989
trained on an off while here, but never a full season, try to get back into it
one Sprint in 2007 after only 3 month training, made it to 2. in my age group
Sounds like you have a nice setup for yourself. I am a business owner so I have some ability to put flexibility into my schedule. Not as much as some might think, because when work needs to be done you have to be there doing it. I also have a wife, three kids, and other interests and obligations. But I do my best to stay motivated and inspired. That's why I am glad I ran my first race. It was very motivating and helpful to keep me going and plan a next race goal. Also having set the next goal and actually writing it down helps because if it wasn't for the fact I wrote it down I could have very eaisly found excuses to not train and I would have eventually quit. I am not obsessed with this. So the moral of the story here is race and write down your goals.
Sounds like very good advice. When I was riding last year I would ride 10 miles for my short ride and long rides would be 20 to 25 miles. I plan to get started next week. Thanks! Thanks also for the website link.
Yes I definitely pronate, naturally and because of calluses. When walking I have tried bringing it back to center and it stresses out my knee. The jist of what the Doctor said is that I have very tight calves and that to loosen them up he would suggest PT. Well I will work on that at home along with getting some Yoga going. He also told me that my current orthotics are already worn out and that they aren't very good because of the materials they are made from. So yesterday I went in and had a major callus removed from my right foot, which is always the worst, had the blood drained from it. I also got fitted for new orthotics which are supposed to be better. To answer your other question about biking. Last year I was biking and running. This year I haven't gotten started biking yet but I will be. I was focused on the EC Half Marathon so I was concentrating on my running. Bottom line is I don't have the body for any of this. I am a football player and a wrestler. But I have set the goals and I am determined to acheive them.
I have set up an appointment for tomorrow to be evaluated by a foot and ankel doctor. I am going to have my gait assessed as well as my feet. I am convinced the biggest factor is the callus build up on the bottom of my feet. I use 3/4 orthotics now, but they haven't completely eliminated the calluses like they have done in the past.
Thanks for the thoughts! They all sound good. My legs were doing great through mile 6 and maybe even 7 and I was pacing about 12 min miles which is about a min and a half faster than was I was training at. I was actually regretting at that point that I didn't enter the full. But about mile 8 I felt a cramp coming on and I was able to run it out. But in miles 11 and 12 I walked more than I ran. Lots of pain and close to cramping and was feeling one coming on in one hamstring which has been unusual during my running. I was getting passed by people that I had passed several miles back because I was walking so much. But when I started getting pushed by a speed walker that I had passed miles earlier I pushed myself to retain some self respect and ran most of mile 13.1 and into the finish line. I ended up with just under a 13 mile minute pace. To answer your earlier question about walking. My training method, which was intended to be my racing method as well, is that I run for 10 min and walk for 1 min. I altleast try to maintain that as close as possible to save my legs for later in the run.