grimfoot’s AchillesBlog


… and another thing
24/06/2014, 18:20
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Now I know that I’m a proper cyclist! Today I fell off when crossing a cattle grid - a small branch was hiding under some leaves, caught my front wheel and threw me off. The aged achilles didn’t even twinge despite my right leg folding underneath both me and my bike - my bike is a 1980s vintage 10 speed with a steel frame, none of this namby pamby carbon-fibre/aluminium nonsense for me, my bike would probably survive a direct hit from a nuke with only minor paint chipping! My left leg can’t say the same, I have a nasty gash right across the ankle bone and its a bit swollen. So, I’m not going to run tonight, I could do with a rest anyway.

Despite the much increased exercise levels and being able to maintain a greater pace for longer than I have done since before the injury, my right calf is still noticeably smaller than my left. The muscle is building tone gradually but from what I’ve read, it may always be slightly smaller than the other one. On the plus side, the re-modelled bone on that side from where I broke the leg 20 years ago (playing football, a member of my own team caught it en passant and snapped the little bone at the back) is as strong as ever. I know that I need to do something - single leg squats and the like - but I’d rather spend the time running :)

Goodnight all and keep on keeping on!!!


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Like you, I also switched from the boring exercises that “isolate” the calf and AT, to athletic activities I like better. It’s possible that I’ve compromised my career as a leg model, but I don’t think I hurt my sports performance any.

Comment by normofthenorth 06.25.14 @ 05:16

Enjoyed reading your story. I’m a Deputy Head so understand how you must of felt being off work and usually so busy. Great to hear you’re back in the saddle.

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There are bounty preparing programs out there. You can get it on the web or get books on preparing for cyclists at the library. In spite of the fact that we discuss high rhythm constantly, amid an instructional course, you do change your endeavors, rhythm, and so forth. You additionally should screen your exertion with your heart rate (heart rate screen, control meter, and so forth.) on the off chance that you are not kidding into preparing.

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