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Aidan last won the day on August 6 2014

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  1. Plantar fasciitis

    The reason you see so much on the internet about plantar fasciitis (fasciopathy) is that there isn't one clear (quick) fix A detailed/thorough history and assessment normally leads to individualised treatment involving several (or more) of the following - load modification / education on response to activity - graduated strengthening program (both calf and further up limb if indicated) - shockwave therapy - biomechanics/footwear intervention - stretching/massage ( I almost never recommend these as I don't think they help long term, but if they give temporary relief that's fine) Some (few) are a candidate for a corticosteroid injection if they fail the above treatment. It's not without risk but generally the benefits (pain/function) outweigh the risks. This condition should be viewed like a tendon problem - they can take a while especially if they have been sore for a long time.
  2. Guilty by association?

    Be interesting to see what the full story of the daughter is. Reminds me of Matt White / Jane Saville or Steve Hooker / his Russian 800m runner wife. It’s obviously not a good look when you are an elite athlete and your other half is a proven PED user
  3. Hotshot for cramps. Anyone used it?

    What do you mean by chemical?
  4. Hotshot for cramps. Anyone used it?

    Yes! Noakes in particular is very against the electrolyte to prevent cramp theory (although electrolytes probably do help absorption of fluids). His colleague at UCT (I think Schwellnus) has published on fatigue being the cause of most cramps. I guess these supplements just override some of the neuromuscular fatigue. I don't know a lot about BMX but it might be worth considering his training structure, e.g. how often does he do that many hard efforts in a day? If he isn't getting the training stimulus away from the national camp environment it would make him more susceptible to cramps with big training/comp days.
  5. Hotshot for cramps. Anyone used it?

    ps I think it's quite difficult to source in Australia
  6. Hotshot for cramps. Anyone used it?

    I've used it for prevention but only as I picked up a couple free samples when in Hawaii a few years ago (I don't often have cramping issues in events). Had no cramps in that event but that isn't unusual for me. I'm no help on how long it works but the mechanism appears to be similar to the pickle juice (e.g. neural inhibition). Hotshot is also an acquired taste! (spicy/ginger etc). Maybe worth trying just a straight salt tablet for this guy every 1-2 hours over the day. Hold it in his mouth until he has subjectively 'had enough' of it and repeat when he has rest breaks or in the 10 minutes pre-comp. I would think a salt tablet works similarly to pickle juice. (Although Hotshot only has 40mg sodium...)
  7. Geelong 70.3 race day. Women's finish

    Grace Thek is the athlete that fell while leading and ended up in second. Former junior distance runner / XC superstar - I think she won junior national XC back in 2008 up in Nowra. Went to college for running but kept getting injured. She is tough as nails. First 70.3 for her today. Just sent her a 'well done' message (before I saw this video!) and she is ok now
  8. Geelong 70.3

    my experience almost exactly. Going to Geoff was the escalation.
  9. Height & weight

    Ironman specific numbers (still pros)
  10. Height & weight

    Here are the pro numbers for context from: https://www.alancouzens.com/blog/height_weight.html
  11. Geelong 70.3

    Everyone laughing at this but several years ago I was a late DNS for IM Melb (maybe 5 days out). Wrote a polite email explaining the situation and that I'd been a loyal IM participant and was able to get a transfer to Cairns 70.3. You'll get the standard reply from whoever answers the main email but consider escalating to someone further up the chain if you can.
  12. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    The thing is the ‘crash’ only took the price back to where it was 6 weeks ago. If you brought in prior to that you’re still well ahead.
  13. Knee MRI

    Best to go and see a good sports physio for some advice, and avoid any further corticosteroid injections. You haven’t got a particularly unhealthy knee so you should do well with some sensible treatment.
  14. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    It's cost prohibitive in Australia due to high electricity costs. You need: high end computer, cheap electricity, time, and a hope that what you mine will go up in value. Better just to buy bitcoin if that's what you want at the end.