Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Ricks NOT Running!
The downward slide of a distance runner and a light at the end of the tunnel!
My 12 weeks of Lydiard training ended in disaster, chronic fatigue, muscle spasms and injury!
I went into the training full of hope and desire but something went wrong along the way.
In desperation I had some tests done and they came back today.
It seems I've got pretty bad magnesium deficiency.
The side effects of this deficiency are chronic fatigue, insomnia, muscle tension- spasms, depression, erratic heart palpitations and a whole host of minor problems!
All of which I've been going through.
The good news is I can recover from this quite quickly by taking mineral supplements and changing my diet.
THE BAD NEWS
My injuries may take longer to heal.
In December I had a hamstring pull which is now fully recovered But in a cross country race a week ago I tore some fibers in my Achilles Tendon!
I got treatment today from Sarah Hall, it may take some weeks to get full recovery!
I believe the injuries were caused part by incorrect running biomechanics and part through the mineral deficiency.
I do feel a great sense of relief to know I really was ill and it was not all in my mind!
Training correctly and seeing yourself going backwards is hard to take.
Getting a good hiding in every race is even more depressing!
Looks like the London Marathon is off the picture this year.
But I'll be back for sure sometime!