Posts made in February, 2012

Coming Back- Follow up

»Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Training | 0 comments

Almost one month a go I wrote a post about me coming back to training. After a tough 2011 (double knee surgery) I had the firm intention to make 2012 count, so from the very beginning of the year I defined my competition objectives: – Ironman Antwerp 70.3 (July 22, 2012) – Possibly a full Ironman in October-November – Possibly the Brussels Half Marathon (October 7, 2012) February has been good, I was able to log almost 500  km (month still have few days!):   I am feeling good despite noticing that my right knee is far from being well (and I know is not going to get any better), but hey, it holds up. I am also working on reinforcing my core and correct some imbalances with a personal trainer based in Australia. I will keep you posted on...

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Coming back

»Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Training | 0 comments

I consider myself a disciplined guy. I think I have the mental strength to overcome difficulties and to focus when problems arrive, but lately I have been a bit discouraged because of injuries. Injuries are and have been part of my life; I accept the fact that I am not well built, I am defective…and that’s ok. There are thing I can change and others I just can’t. I have modified my running style (I am a mid-foot lander now), shortened my stride and started using minimalist running shoes (now trying Inov 8 X-Road 255). Thanks to those changes I can continue running despite my (very) bad knees. Following the advice of my pal Alain I am starting with Yoga. It will help me to be more flexible and strong. After my 4th and 5th operations last year...

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