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mattsurf




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mungo wrote:
PB in a sling.... ish.
You sure its not just a big bruise? Ha ha

Chapeau on your pb theres more to come off that.

Agree totally on the light exercise bit, not really sure a pb 5k is light exercise but as long as your getting better.


Definitely broken
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch.
Keep at it, it will mend.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went for first swim yesterday and managed 1000m at 1:52/100m, which isn't much slower than normal pace. The injury forces me to keep shoulder higher, with right angle at elbow, rather than letting my arm drop too deep, so basically forces me to adopt a better technique, also found that I was kicking more than usual.

I am entered into a sprint this Sunday, I had written it off, however, I am really tempted to give it a go, swim is just 300m and this is no problem, run is fine, I am great on Turbo, but not sure about bike. I did a cycle round the block and it felt normal. Will probably do a 10 mile on Friday to see how it feels. The sesnsible thing would be to take it easy,
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.5 weeks after a break is a bit of a risk. If you came off again then the damage would likely be a lot worse given that area is still very unstable.

If IM is your main season goal, then why put yourself in that risky position for a nothing pool sprint? As others have said, you've clearly been quite lucky with the original accident and your main goal for the season has not been significantly hindered. I personally wouldn't push your luck.

I say that having raced a pool sprint myself only 4 weeks after a break. But that was simply a finger, and was never going to derail anything long term.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, the risk is quite great....either delaying the repair or resulting in misalignment....

health should always come first...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, I decided not to take part in the triathlon last Sunday, I was on the fence right up to late Saturday evening, however, sense prevailed in the end

My recovery continues to go from strength to strength. I swam 2500m on Sunday, and really focused on technique and smoothness - a nice smooth technique causes no pain. The only limitation is that too much rotation causes pain in collar

Cycling has not been impacted in any way that I can see. In fact the only niggle is that vibration caused by poor road surfaces cause the finger I dislocated to hurt

Cosmetically I now have very asymmetric shoulders, but seem to have full range of movement.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had another x-ray today and met with consultant. Collarbone is in the same position, and no sign of movement, bone is just beginning to form accross the break. this time the x-ray shows clearly that the collarbone is broken all the way through.

Advice remains the same - stay in sling for next 2 weeks, gentle exercise only, no swimming or cycling. However, I did mention to the consultant that I have been swimming and cycling for the past week or so, and I have been running and on the turbo since day 2, clearly with no ill effect. Doctor told me that micro movements may slow down healing process, however, my research seems to suggest that passive exercise (ie not putting direct force on clavicle) should speed up healing process
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 Weeks since my accident and I am now signed off to cycle, run and swim, but no contact sports for another 6 weeks.

Apparently clavicle is healing exceptionally fast, clearly starting exercise early in recovery period has not hindered healing (and may well be the reason why it is healing so fast)

To be honest, my shoulder aches a little first thing in the morning, but after that I forget that it is broken.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news....
You can swim?
With both arms.....?!
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mungo wrote:
Good news....
You can swim?
With both arms.....?!


Yes, only dropped 2 seconds off my CSS
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




here's mine from IM Lanzo back in 2015.. (big off on the bike) - still finished though Rolling Eyes

I was out from mid May to Mid August (I canned Outlaw in July, but made the startline of Midnightman in August - but swam mostly one armed)
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an impressive break. I am now 9 weeks from crash and collar feels 100%.

Unfortunately overdid training trying to recover fitness and injured knee instead
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