Mr. Cleetus wrote:What's up with the chiropractor? Do you have back issues?
........that sort of stuff would be the closest thing for me. You?
I overpronate and if not corrected this can put me slightly out of alignment. I wear orthotics in my running shoes and with those there is usually no issue at all. I've raced all my triathlons with the help of these, with no problems.
However I realised at Stratford half that my current orthotics were actually a coulple of years old and were pretty worn down. I know this as I felt tight around the hips and tight in the IT band.
So last week I saw the podiatrist to get new orthotics and also the chiro to get straightened out. "A few minor adjustments" in her words. Everything is fine now thanks.
On adventure racing, I've never fancied the whole sleep deprivation thing either. There are some short 5-6 hour mini adventure races about that have MTBing, kayaking and running. I quite like the idea of doing one of those maybe. Only been in a kayak a couple of times, but you get to choose how much of each discipline you want to do to get to the check points.