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60 plus - still stormin' (and/or struggling)

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27 Jan
6:44pm, 27 Jan 2020
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Schnecke
Good to see all the amazing running things some of us oldies are still getting up to!

I'm still pretty limited in what I can do at the moment due to long-term hamstring and glute injury from last summer. It's been at least six months now since I did any serious running, had a layoff for 2-3 months then came back very cautiously doing C25K, but when I tried to up the distance I could feel the injury properly kicking in again. Completely wiped me out of this year's xc league, about which I was quite gutted as I do love doing the xc! I did manage 5 miles on a slow fartlek last week, but could really feel it in the hamstring. Think I will have to give in and go back to the physio - I've been doing the exercises she gave me last time for the same injury, but I don't feel like I'm making much progress. Ho hum .......
27 Jan
6:52pm, 27 Jan 2020
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
Sorry you are struggling with hamstring and glute issues Schnecke, I had the same on and off (mostly on) for nearly 3 years, new physio that uses acupuncture was the answer in the end, 2 treatments and I have been fine since, even managed to train for a marathon last year.
28 Jan
9:27am, 28 Jan 2020
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Schnecke
Thanks Mrs J - it's great to see you are back on track again after a long period when I know you were having problems.

I will go back to see my physio again and see what she says, and have also been recommended a different sports therapist who specialises in myofascial release and who has apparently worked wonders on my friend's partner! I had acupuncture for a different injury some years ago, and definitely found it beneficial, so I will look into that as well. I'll try anything to be honest! It's strange how I miss my long weekend runs, the places I can't get to any more because I can't run that far, and - weirdest of all - that feeling of tiredness, even exhaustion, that you get after a long run or a hard effort. I'm going to training at the club tonight as I need to work a bit harder and feel that muscle tiredness than means I've put the effort in!
28 Jan
9:40am, 28 Jan 2020
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jennywren
I knew you were injured Snaily but I wasn’t sure what was wrong. Hope you get some answers. I guess just because you had something similar before doesn’t necessarily mean the same rehab will work this time? I missed xc this season too but that was through choice! Every match was so blooming muddy I just couldn’t face it.

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