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bricam2096

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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #15 on: 19:18:52, 05/05/19 »
I look forward to hearing about your trip, I'm doing it in June, same direction  O0
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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #16 on: 22:35:33, 06/05/19 »

Cheers sussamb.


bricamÖ...Hopefully I'll be back by June  ;D

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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #17 on: 02:10:03, 09/05/19 »
Best of luck and enjoy!

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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #18 on: 11:53:00, 09/05/19 »
Right.....Decision made. I'm catching an early train to Chepstow on Tuesday morning and start walking Offa's Dyke about mid-day.


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The weather forecast looks a tad unpredictable though  :-\


Can't wait to get moving.


As someone completely inexperienced in multi-day walks, I'm really interested to see how you get on. Please share your experiences here if you could. Best of luck!

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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #19 on: 20:14:32, 14/05/19 »

Well...Ö...everything was going too well. I was really enjoying the walk and felt I was getting stronger and coping with the terrain. Then on day 6 starting from Kington, I started to feel a strain in the right Achilles tendon, and after 4.5 miles I realised it was game over  >:( .


I'd arrived at a minor road and rather than risk continuing back up into the hills, I headed for the nearest village to get transport to Knighton. A man who was working at the front of his house very kindly offered me a ride to Knighton, an unbelievably kind gesture and very much appreciated as there was no Sunday bus service.


I am putting the strain down to carrying too much weight in my pack, about 13kg, though as I said, I thought I was managing quite well with it.


The most annoying thing about this outcome is that I had decided to have a rest day when I reached Knighton  ::)


I am now at home licking my wounds, and planning to return and finish this marvellous route when I've recovered. I won't be camping, I'll be booking b&b's along the route instead.




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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #20 on: 20:56:34, 14/05/19 »
Sorry to hear that but you made the right decision. It'll be there another day  O0
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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #21 on: 20:58:21, 14/05/19 »
Achilles tendonitis is literally a pain. I think you made the right choice in stopping, as once the pain starts it only goes one way. Tendons are slow to heal and lead to lots of frustration. I first suffered when I used to run. I tried running shorter distances and less often, but the pain gradually got worse so that I couldnít walk on the flat without pain. Make sure you give yourself enough time to recover, so that you donít suffer pain longer term.
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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #22 on: 21:24:36, 14/05/19 »
Yes, I'm pleased with the decision I made. It would have been futile to carry on. I'm still struggling to get up and down the stairs at home. I'll definitely give it plenty of time to recover. I have no previous history of tendonitis but have read enough recent posts here to realise it's not worth rushing back from.

and101

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« Reply #23 on: 22:32:49, 14/05/19 »
Yes, I'm pleased with the decision I made. It would have been futile to carry on. I'm still struggling to get up and down the stairs at home. I'll definitely give it plenty of time to recover. I have no previous history of tendonitis but have read enough recent posts here to realise it's not worth rushing back from.


I feel your pain (no pun intended), my tendonitis is really getting me down right now and even if I think Iíve rested enough it flares up again. So difficult to rest from something basic like walking especially when itís a hobby. Rest well.

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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #24 on: 09:49:15, 15/05/19 »
Yes, I'm pleased with the decision I made. It would have been futile to carry on. I'm still struggling to get up and down the stairs at home. I'll definitely give it plenty of time to recover. I have no previous history of tendonitis but have read enough recent posts here to realise it's not worth rushing back from.
Been in the same situation myself.When walking the Pennine Way N-S I had to retire after 200 miles  due to tendonitis.Plenty of rest,icing three times a day and things should get back to normal after a couple of months.Since being in that situation I have walked thousands of miles and not had any major issues.If its not happened before it might be a strained tendon rather than the type of tendonitis runners get where the tendon and sheath become inflamed.

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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #25 on: 11:07:38, 16/05/19 »

I feel your pain (no pun intended), my tendonitis is really getting me down right now and even if I think I’ve rested enough it flares up again. So difficult to rest from something basic like walking especially when it’s a hobby. Rest well.

Thanks and101. I intend resting it for as long as it takes, but I think patience will be stretched.


Been in the same situation myself.When walking the Pennine Way N-S I had to retire after 200 miles  due to tendonitis.Plenty of rest,icing three times a day and things should get back to normal after a couple of months.Since being in that situation I have walked thousands of miles and not had any major issues.If its not happened before it might be a strained tendon rather than the type of tendonitis runners get where the tendon and sheath become inflamed.

I'm pretty sure it's just a strain as it's not happened before. It's eased up quite a bit already. Just needs time and patience. I have a weekend planned in the Malvern's in early July, so hoping to be fully mobile by then. My first challenge however will be a mile level walk to the local and back this weekend. O0

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Re: Planning my first multi-day walk for some time
« Reply #26 on: 07:56:44, 17/05/19 »
Bad luck getting the injury, Warbler, but good decision to call a halt. Get well soon!  :)