Injury holds up fun run training
Old and new injuries are annoying Jedd Henderson’s path to Auckland’s biggest fun run on March 5.
Halfway through his training programme, his 27-year-old body is turning against him.
A few weeks back Jedd Henderson ran the same distance of the 8.4 kilometre The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays course length, in town.
‘‘My calf was pretty sore after that, and then I pulled something else playing soccer.’’
He’s also been putting work in the gym but has done something to his wrist, the Titirangi man says.
The fulltime engineer is not sure how - but the training brought up an old injury and it’s swollen up.
‘‘I’m pretty gutted. I can’t do anything.’’
He’s awaiting to see the physiotherapist on February 17 to review the damage.
‘‘It’s just annoying more than anything.’’
Although his body is playing up, Jedd Henderson insists he’ll be sweet come the day of the event.
‘‘I know I can run the distance if I need to, I just know I’ll hurt afterwards. ‘‘I’ll probably just take it easy.’’ He’s still enjoying spending time running with the rest of the Henderson group.
‘‘It’s pretty cool to run together and train towards a common goal.’’
Like his wife Jess Henderson, his nutritional improvements involve consuming more water.
‘‘I’m supposed to be drinking two and a half litres a day, which is a chore.
‘‘I’m definitely not at that level a day. I feel like I’m always drinking and peeing.’’
But it’s something he says has made him more aware of and will continue to improve on beyond his training for Round the Bays, he says.
With just three weeks until the day, Jedd Henderson says he’s focused on getting his injuries sorted out so he can finish the 8.4 km course.
Round the Bays is on March 5 and starts at 9.30am.
The 8.4km course starts on Quay St and runs along the waterfront to St Heliers Bay.
Register now at roundthebays.co.nz to enter the fun run.
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