Monday, August 20, 2012

90 Days to Go!!

Well it is 90 days to go.  A lot has happened over the last 60 days. My left knee ( the one with 3 surgeries on it ) started hurting in early June.  It has since pained me in a variety of ways.  At first I could still run, but could not go up stairs.  Then it was I cannot run and now I can go up stairs.  I have been reduced to all my runs on the elliptical.  The CL has told me I may be doing all my runs on the elliptical up to IMAZ.  I am thrilled :(.

Finally I figured out that just 2 or 3 weeks prior to the pain I put some shoe shims in my left bike shoe to help me keep my left knee in while cycling. I have since removed them and the knee is feeling better.  Note: there was hardly any pain while pedaling.

I have kept up cycling and swimming.  I am extending distance and speed.  I will be ready for these two events.

With all this I have become comfortable, but not happy, with the likelihood that I will swim 2.4 miles hard, bike 112 miles hard, and walk a marathon.

Ps I did a sprint aquabike this am. Did ok in the swim. I need more warm up. I need to figure that out. The bike was great.  No problems with the knee til later in the day.  It just started to ache and it is still aching.  :(

Train hard, train smart


  1. I know its tough dealing with the knee Scot but you are still going to rock it!

  2. Thanks for the positive vibes. When you coming back down to red with us.?