Thanks for all the warm welcomes its nice to know there are people out there for support if I need it...I have just decided to ban myself from the computer for 5 days as a personal challenge so I will be back next week and will log my biking miles when I get back, have fun and keeping riding and smiling :)
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Fitness Minutes: (12,378) Posts: 2,178 4/18/10 8:41 P
Hi there and welcome. I have plantar fasciitis as well, got orthotics a couple of weeks ago. I WAS going to run a full marathon on May 2nd, I have been unable to train, so will not run it. But thankfully, I love the bikes, so have turned to logging miles on them. I commute to work, 12 miles roundtrip, with lots of hill climbing, then once a week I do a fast hill workout with a woman training for another Ironman, and then I do my own riding on my days off. Bikes are fantastic. I do have hopes of continuing to run, but right now just getting through my workdays on my feet is all I can do. So nice to hop on a bike and head home, get the heart rate up, without the pounding on my feet. If I didn't have the bikes I would go insane.
Take care, sorry about your feet. I know exactly where you are coming from. I've been dealing with it all winter, since I kicked up my mileage with running last fall.
Marnie RENO, NEVADA
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I have a great friend that is a personal trainer and super runner for distance and doing triathlons.
They had a plantar fasciitis injury and training for a 1/2 marathon. They did water running instead for a number of weeks and went they could run again the training was right on schedule. Actually they gained fitness from the water running.
After that a few of us went to session to be trained in the water running. Holy cow, it was hard and my Heart Rate would really scream. If you go down and back in the pool and then sprint a length it was a killer. You can work as hard as you want and the HR monitor really gave the true picture. It's harder than running or cycling not to mention getting the core involved in a big way.
You need to be watched the 1st few times to make sure you have proper form and driving the legs keeping the feet parallel to the bottom of the pool, back erect, and moving the arms correctly.
If it does turn out that you have plantar fasciitis, I can pass on a suggestion my doctor made to me. I developed the same problems two summers ago when I was training for a marathon. He suggested I wear Dansko shoes, since they are elevated enough that it takes most of the weight off your heels. I did that, and it worked for me. I did have to cut down on the amount of walking miles I was putting in too. That was when I switched to biking as my main form of exercise and now I love it! All the best!
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hello and welcome to biking! I started last year and have been hooked ever since. I tend to try to get one ride in during the week and more on weekends... I have a tight work schedule with a lot of driving to work and back, much too far to bike each day..Wish i could bike to work.. You'll find a way to get your biking in I am sure. Don't get discouraged if family life gets in the way. Just do what you can when you can and make the most out of it.. As far as the plantar fasciitis keep stretching that food out and icing the bottom. I had that a few years ago and it eventually just went away by stretching and applying ice often.. Good luck and keep us posted on your mileage.
I love bike riding and I am gonna be doing it alot this summer. I got a brand new bike this which is nice because the one I have been using didn't fit me properly, the handle bars were too far away, the seat hurt my ass and because of that my back was always sore after bike riding. Excited to try my new bike. The reason why I am somewhat sad is because I possibly have Plantar Fasciitis which I would have gotten last summer while walking almost my entire pregnancy I didn't know that your heels hurting all the time wasn't normal but I have made an appointment with my doctor to verify and get the testing done to find out for sure...sad because I also love walking and running, if I have PF I won't be able to do my run training for my first half marathon which is in Aug and no more long walks another thing I love doing :( but HAPPY because at least I can still go for bike rides and get my cardio up that way.
I am not working at the moment because I am on Mat Leave but when I am at work in the warmer months I either walk or bike ride to work every year I have done it that past 3 years (which is about 6 months out of each year that it is warm enough to do so) it takes about 1 hour and 10 min walking (one way) and about 25 min or so depending how fast I ride somedays I take it slow some days I like to get to work as fast I as I can (one way). I love it because its easier on the environment, it saves me money, its fun, relaxing, peaceful and its good exercise. I love going for long bike rides I live in the city so sometimes I like to challenge myself to ride to a family memebers house that is far away like where my mom used to live was 2 hours away. Everyone has moved now so I have new challenges ahead of me once I am used to biking again.
Except I won't be able to as much biking once my husband goes back to work May 3 (out of town) I have 3 kids and my oldest isn't quite old enough to babysit for me everyday to go bike ride so I have to take advantage right now and then figure something out till I go back to work. But once i go back to work I will be biking to work and back everyday and thats at least 20 km a day, plus bike riding at lunch time and that also doesn't include the weekends. My youngest is too small for the baby bike trailer I bought so that just ruined my whole summer but at least next summer I can take him out bike riding and get in my KM.
Glad to be here and can't wait to get back on! Lisa
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