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mattsurf




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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject: age and injury Reply with quote

Just found out that I completed IM Vichy with 2 broken ribs, one rib fractured in 2 places. 5 days before Vichy while tapering, I had a hard fall while windsurfing. My ribs were sore, but thought it was just soft tissue injury, however, 2 weeks later felt I had better get an X-ray.

Anyway, I managed 43 years almost injury free, in the past 2 I have broken my wrist, collarbone, finger and now 2 ribs. I have had 2 knee injuries (one tripping over, one too much running) and a foot injury (Metatarsalgia, as a result of trying to change my running style).

I am fitter, thinner, healthier, but just seem prone to injury. Anyone else experiencing this?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am fitter, thinner, healthier, but just seem prone to injury. Anyone else experiencing this?


it's called getting older so yes

my brain still thinks my body is invincible; my body now keeps telling my brain to ferk off.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always done sport & picked up several regional & national vests in my time, but as soon as I hit 40 I've been balancing/managing one injury after another.

It's #@?# getting old, but better than the alternative.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe stop windsurfing? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Maybe stop windsurfing? Very Happy


Yes, my head says this too, but my heart says "no way", at least Windsurfing is brilliant for developing core strength

I appear to have lost a layer of protective fat that acted as an impact vest, now when I come off my board at speed it hurts more
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattsurf wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Maybe stop windsurfing? Very Happy


Yes, my head says this too, but my heart says "no way", at least Windsurfing is brilliant for developing core strength

I appear to have lost a layer of protective fat that acted as an impact vest, now when I come off my board at speed it hurts more


Maybe don't stop windsurfing completely, but in the last couple of weeks before an event that you've been training for for months it might be worth wrapping yourself up in cotton wool and avoiding any unnecessary risks.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:
mattsurf wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Maybe stop windsurfing? Very Happy


Yes, my head says this too, but my heart says "no way", at least Windsurfing is brilliant for developing core strength

I appear to have lost a layer of protective fat that acted as an impact vest, now when I come off my board at speed it hurts more


Maybe don't stop windsurfing completely, but in the last couple of weeks before an event that you've been training for for months it might be worth wrapping yourself up in cotton wool and avoiding any unnecessary risks.

This. I generally don't consider cycle commuting in London to be any more risky than crossing the street on foot, but in the week or so before a key race, I will get the tube just in case, and do most of my taper riding on the turbo.

Last year before Weymouth 70.3, just cycling into the office complex 10 days before the race, they were doing some cleaning with a pressure hose and I hadnt spotted the fat hose spanning the road. Came down at slow speed and hard on my left hip, which led to no running before the race. Eliminating the potential for those kind of stupid accidents if a particular race is your main goal is just sensible risk management.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: age and injury Reply with quote

mattsurf wrote:
Just found out that I completed IM Vichy with 2 broken ribs, one rib fractured in 2 places. 5 days before Vichy while tapering, I had a hard fall while windsurfing. My ribs were sore, but thought it was just soft tissue injury, however, 2 weeks later felt I had better get an X-ray.

Anyway, I managed 43 years almost injury free, in the past 2 I have broken my wrist, collarbone, finger and now 2 ribs. I have had 2 knee injuries (one tripping over, one too much running) and a foot injury (Metatarsalgia, as a result of trying to change my running style).

I am fitter, thinner, healthier, but just seem prone to injury. Anyone else experiencing this?


.. and harder Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

During my teens, 20s and early 30s I was pretty bomb proof and just didn't get injured. Now, I seem more injured than not, although this is mainly through running and very bent feet. I don't seem to fall off things like you Mattsurf! I love running, but I'm getting to the point where I'm probably going to pack it in completely and just focus on cycling. I just cba to do the necessary physio to make it worth my while.
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Tony Stark




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who knew that windsurfing was still a thing? Get with the times and switch to kite surfing.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in my late forties, I find going to the gym 2-3 times a week and doing weights, say 3 sets of 12 or 2 sets of 12 and 1 set of 8 with heavier weights has made my muscles feel stronger and help with injury prevention, as we get older our muscles lose there ability to grow as they did in our 20's!

Also train easier in a lower HR Zone, maybe 1 intensity session a week or a small amount intensity during a session, limited. As we get older intensity sessions make us tired we just don't have the energy any more, our bodies take much longer to recover which to leads to injury if we run or bike too hard especially. Build up from low intensity to high, the training process is longer, go full gas, pay the price old boy!
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