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BringMeMyFix

Member since Apr 2007 • Last active Jul 2020

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    I processed an inter library loan for Fanny Procureur last week.

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    Have fun. Think I'm even feeling it in my arms now. So rusty.

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    I normally go: half dose nasal inhaler > +half dose Loratadine > +full dose Loratadine > +eye drops > +top-up Piriton as necessary. Usually starting from April.

    Just about to enter the +eye drops stage, and possibly quickly transition into +top-up Piriton.

    Being inside during lockdown and too injured to run has helped this year. Swings/roundabouts.

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    I'm missing parkrun, and the lockdown happened just as soon as I'd had my DBS check done for run directing at junior parkrun.

    I'm not missing the spammy middle-class marketing from HQ though, especially after we copped a load of flack for shutting down our event before the formal (and too late) order to do so. Pfft.

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    After the six-year riding hiatus, my feet had grown/spread due to running, and getting into my old Sidi Dragon 2s is do-able, but not ideal. Plus the material/foam inside the heel cup is torn to shreds – possibly because they were always a half size too small.

    Anyway, as you mentioned, they last for thousands and thousands of miles/kms, and are otherwise as good as new. I'd bought a spare set of replaceable sole bits, but hadn't got around to needing them…

    …so they're yours for free if you want them (the sole bits – I'm keeping the shoes!). At whatever point in time. Just give me a nudge whenever.

    Meanwhile, getting back into indoor cycling, I ended up buying a pair of lace-up Lakes from Sigma. Just needed a thin 'volume insole' added underneath the existing ones to take up the slack for my narrow feet. MX1G, I think. They seem fine. Leather, mind. I had a pair of Lakes decades ago which were good too.

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    Did 5k steady this morning to test things. 23-something: around the slowest pace at which I avoid slipping into sloppy jogging form. Initially shocked at how hard the ground felt. All those little systems you optimise to float were completely dormant. All felt very mechanical, but to be expected. I’m also 5% heavier than when I stopped, so whatever.

    Conscious of the slightest reactivity in my Achilles post-run, but have to remember they’ve been constantly worse for two years, and I was managing to compete at a high (age group) level all that time. I don’t wish to return to that state of affairs, and ultimately I’ll go faster if pain-free.

    Next run Sunday. Hopefully by the end of June I’ll be running more fluently.

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    Fuck it, I’m going out early tomorrow for 15 minutes or something; then a 5k at the weekend, all being well. I’ve been really disciplined with the rehab and my brain is demanding a fix of runner’s high. Username, usernature.

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    @Tenderloin Good to hear your Achilles held up. My six weeks off running ends this week, so I’ll try a local jog on Saturday. Not sure you can undo two years of tendinopathy in a month and a half, but it’s nearly time to find out.

    If it turns out my running days are over, or my sprinting days, I’m determined to be gracious and philosophical in defeat. Determined…

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    It's weird nosing around this place again after the hiatus. Was it me that started the 'Unconditional Love' thread? Rings a bell, despite being out of character – except not, because I'm all over the place, as most people came to realise.

    I know I was dickish on many occasions, probably not offset by the helpful/caring/funny/interested posts. Sorry about that. I realised it had all become too diffuse and conventional for my tastes by about 2010, so I eventually did a global ignore rather than hanging around whingeing in increasingly demented tones. I've come to depend on the same strategy IRL when sunk in a trough of despair/misanthropy: disengage until it passes. Otherwise it's like sitting in your car moaning about the traffic. I don't have a car. I still think fixed gear bicycles are the bestest.

    There's probably some analogy to be made about the nature of the forum based on its provenance. Something about seeking connection through a singular vision. Something about simplicity. Something about suffering. I'm glad it was my introduction to the world of social media. I did inhale.

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