Throughout November and very early December I had been flying in training and feeling great, making me very optimistic for the year ahead. However, the key to success in training is consistency consistency consistency. This has not been the case for me recently, having first incurred a non-exercise related hospital visit due to a deep gash on my wrist from a falling blind (don't ask) Anyway the result was 3 stitches and no swimming till healed which happened to be just under 2 weeks, it was frustrating having this lost swimming period because of such a random event but in retrospect it happened at the best possible time.
The other niggle I have developed prevents me from doing any running till fixed. It's essentially an overuse injury which is affecting the point at which many different muscles attach to the Pelvis, the Illiac crest to be more precise. This type of injury is again irritating for a different reason, you don't know when it is better so it's easy to run again to early and consequently relapse. It is all about the balance between letting it recover completely and getting back to training ASAP.
In these situations there are only a few ways to cope:
1. Pick your head up.
- Despite this time off running and swimming I am still in good fitness.
2. Be positive about your situation.
- Because I cant run, I have an increased cycling training volume (I like cycling, so this is a good thing)
3. Look to the future.
-Training camp and my first races of the season are just around the corner which I am very excited about.
Hopefully after a few more visits to the physio I will be full steam ahead to smash 2016. I wonder what this year holds....