Saturday, November 11, 2006

Biomechanically 'Challenged'

i am indeed biomechanically challenged.
a few years back i was doing a track ultra.
one of my fellow competitors asked my other half (and crew) 'what was wrong with me'.
they thought i had some sort of physical disability.

my right lower leg was broken as a kid so the foot is twisted out about 20 degrees.
i think for reasons of balance the left arm swings rather awkardly to the side so i look lopsided top and bottom.
i am not a 'pretty runner' :)

anyhooo i guess after all the injuries i've had i finally decided that my BC status should become official and i'll be getting a biomech analysis some time next week.
i guess the big question will be what they can do to actually straighten me out!

a big week this week - felt almost like i was actually back training again which in reality i havent done all year.
did a long hilly run on wednesday around mt coot-tha including all the hilliest trails: owl trail (up the middle) then ran to gap creek reserve via highwood road then back to the mountain via kokoda track.
i ran the kokoda track several years back before it was graded/gravelled and the rocks actually made it easier to climb.
now its so steep that u simply slide back down the gravel and in order to go up it u need to go off to the side.
then did the little chapel hill/fleming road loop and back down to slaughter falls.
i was stuffed - and still am.
have also been to the qsmc twice this week and had those little acupuncture needles twice to try and get rid of the really hard knotted muscle bits that massage arent fixing.

monday - 60mins stat bike
tuesday - 30mins stat bike
wednesday - 2.5 hr cootha run and physio/needles
thursday - nothing
friday - 60 mins stat bike and massage and physio/needles!
saturday - 14km flat (70.20 neg split)
edit: sunday - 30mins bike

tonight my thoughts are with all those attempting the GNW 100km/mile events.
with temps in the low 30s all those hills must seem twice as steep.
hope everyones ok out there.
personally i;m glad i'm here!

3 weeks to kepler.


Blogger Jen_runs said...

I'm looking forward to hearing about how the assessment goes.

To answer your question, I start in Mexico City & then head east basically; then into Belize, Guatemala & Honduras. Nice.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Tesso said...

Maybe you should sing that Kasey Chambers song as you run :-)

12:02 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

Nup. Missed Phil at the concert ;-)

Love the photos of Kepler that you've put on CR. It's now added to the growing list of events on my 'to do' list :-)

8:31 AM  
Blogger The Owl said...

oooh Kepler! Can't wait to hear about that!

8:29 PM  

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