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I am dumb for cycling all these miles hard, continually, after years of running injury free and even dumber for all those run/ bike combinations and now not even being able to run due to my thigh hurting so damn bad when I walk


I hate to inform you, I am still injured. I am as surprised as you are!

*I think I hate to inform myself or admit that I am injured…

 If I had to pinpoint a reason; I would say the past 9 weeks spent hammering out miles both running and cycling is a likely cause…

 I completed 42 miles of running last week and even knowing that this will not benefit my cause, and possibly disable me longer, it’s too late now!

 My plan is to take this entire coming week off both running and cycling to cure what ever ailment I have.

 I do plan on continuing to swim; it is soooo much fun continually going back and forth over and over and over!!!

 The best thing I could have discovered was a foam roller; after I mounted and got acquainted with it, it delivered relief to the area. A Google search recommended deep tissue message  confirming my own personal diagnosis of tightness. I am hoping it is not a stress fracture…

 I personally think it is a: “I am dumb for cycling all these miles hard, continually, after years of running injury free and even dumber for all those run/ bike combinations and now not even being able to run due to my thigh hurting so damn bad when I walk”

 To live and learn I guess… To live and learn!

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Injuries and set backs…


This week I have run 2 miles… I am currently on a running hiatus due to a very painful groin and quad area. I have run through the pain over the last couple weeks, including 14 miles on Sunday, but decided if I don’t back off, I will end up on a permanent disabled list.

 Much like where I am now…

 This is pay back following years of bragging and gloating about never experiencing a running related injury throughout my entire running career.  

 I don’t think it is very serious; I did what most do when they get injured, I turned to the internet. According to Runner’s World forums what I am experiencing (as I have the same symptoms as those on the forum) is a quadriceps muscle strain… Remedy; Massage!

 A fact about me; I don’t and never have stretched! With the strain of adding 2 additional sports to my regular training repertoire, my muscles have become tired and tight and I believe this has caused my current set back. Straight from Dr. John M.D.

 But I have continued to swim and cycle; racking up 3 hours on the bike and 5200 meters of swimming so far this week.

 It can’t hurt, they are low/ no impact sports…

 I found a frozen water bottle in my freezer at work immediately grabbing it for use as a medical apparatus rolling it hard into my quad. It feels like it is working!

 Here is hoping it resolves itself!

 Cheers

STWM… ‘Reid Coolsaet’ ‘Eric Gillis’ qualified for ‘London Olympics’ 2012…


An amazing event transpired at the 2011 Toronto Waterfront Marathon… Two Canadians qualified to represent Canada in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics…

It is the first time since 2000, at the Sydney Olympics, Canada has been represented in the marathon.  Bruce Deacon placed 44th…

Reid Coolsaet, 32, ran a 2:10:55 on the blustery autumn day meeting the Canadian Olympic Standard for the marathon of 2:11:29…

Kenneth Mungara of Kenya won his fourth straigh title winning the race in 2:09:51 followed by Ethiopia’s Shami Abdulahi…

Reid was close, but just off the mark, of also beating Canada’s 36-year-old Marathon record held by Jerome Drayton with a 2:10:09…

His training partner, from the Speed River Track Club located in Guelph Ontario, Eric Gillis, 31, also met the Canadian Olympic Marathon Standard by the narrowest of margins, one second, running a 2:11:28…

Dylan Wykes finished 6th running a 2:12:57 just outside the Canadian Standard…

Congratulations to these boys… Canada is going to be well represented at the Olympics and other marathons … These two are truly World Class athletes!

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Cheers

 

“Occupy Toronto” “Occupy NYC” Generation Lazy… Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2011 “Forbes” Doug Hirschorn


I came across an interesting article this afternoon on Occupying Toronto and Occupying N.Y.C protests planned to disrupt Wall street in these large cities. I happened to find this from being a marathon runner following the Toronto Marathon taking place the same day as the occupy Toronto protest and in the same vicinity as the start and finish of the marathon.

The following article sums up my views on this beautifully… Generation “what ever” is growing up with a “sense of entitlement” to everything and trying to accomplish it by doing nothing. This is what has happened to a  generation that has grown up with “social media” and the internet…