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Training Log Archive: boyle

In the 7 days ending Oct 21, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 2:31:02 6.21(24:18) 10.0(15:06) 14322c
  Running4 1:48:28 10.46(10:22) 16.83(6:27)
  basic training6 1:08:00
  walking2 22:56 1.43(16:03) 2.3(9:58)
  swimming1 13:02 0.42(30:51) 0.68(19:10)
  Total7 6:03:28 18.52 29.81 14322c
averages - weight:167.5lbs

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Sunday Oct 21, 2007 #

orienteering race 2:31:02 [3] *** 10.0 km (15:06 / km) +143m 14:06 / km
22c weight:166lbs shoes: adidas Response Trail XII 0040

Morgan Arboretum, Montreal, QC
Ramblers Orienteering Club
8/12 & 1 dsq

Concerning the course, it was a great day for lots of running in the woods. It was sunny and hot enough that I should have used BodyGlide, ouch. I knew I would be out that long. A number of controls were not at features but in the middle of nowhere accompanied by some Halloween related material. Those legs were a good challenge. The course had been set when all marshes were dry. We had fun at two controls which were set in the centre of ponds surrounded by water.

Concerning the knee, swimming the day before was probably not a good idea. In the O event, I only had a brief pain-free window around the one-hour mark. The constant pain may be a psychosomatic plant from the doctor on Friday.

Saturday Oct 20, 2007 #

swimming 13:02 [3] 0.68 km (19:10 / km)

The swim was tough on the knee in any kick. Sadly, this won't be the new cardio-activity replacement: new Speedo suit and goggles.

basic training 12:00 [1]

Friday Oct 19, 2007 #

basic training 10:00 [1]
weight:169lbs (rest day)

According to the retired surgeon at my orthopedic consult, my running days have finished!!! In about two months time I will meet with a surgeon who will then put me on a waiting list. The whole surgery process should take about five months.

If I go for surgery, the torn portion of the meniscus would be removed. Other than some improved range of motion, I don't yet understand the benefit from or the justification for the surgery. The osteoarthritis will not be repaired. The removed meniscus cartilage will not be replaced. I will still be unable to run.

I'm already doing the appropriate physiotherapy. However, the doctor did help me with my important stretches.

A brace would be of no use because the cartilage is gone and there is nothing for the brace to hold together.

The doctor says I should just take up brisk walking. Ya right!

I will see my real doctor ASAP.

On another note: the weight gain has begun.

Thursday Oct 18, 2007 #

Running 10:38 [2] 1.0 mi (10:38 / mi)
shoes: adidas Response TR 14

As expected, I quit when I failed to limp-run at aerobic speed (10:31/mile) as calculated from my 10k race finale in August (48:03). As I prepared previously for my MRI, I intend to go to the hospital tomorrow with a knee that is not fresh and healthy. It's real beat up now.

walking warm up/down 11:56 [1] 1.2 km (9:57 / km)
shoes: adidas Response TR 14

basic training 12:00 [1]

The knee is so sore that the final squats hurt.

Wednesday Oct 17, 2007 #

Running 36:00 [3] 3.46 mi (10:25 / mi)
shoes: adidas Response Trail XII 0040

In the early laps of the track, I leaned forward slumping my shoulders but I still kicked the dirt with my left forefoot too often. In the final ks, I lifted my left knee over inivisible large rocks, the same trick I used for the right knee to complete the '07 Eastern Marathon.

walking 11:00 [1] 1.1 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: adidas Response Trail XII 0040

basic training 11:00 [1]

Tuesday Oct 16, 2007 #

Running 31:20 [3] 3.0 mi (10:27 / mi)
shoes: adidas Response TR 14

Torture: from the start and with every stride, I struggled to kick left foot forward of center. When I actually landed on my left heel, my lower shin was strained. Before I lose the ability to run at all, I may have to learn new posture, new carriage and new stride.

basic training 12:00 [1]

Monday Oct 15, 2007 #

Running 30:30 [3] 3.0 mi (10:10 / mi)
shoes: adidas Response Trail XII 0040

basic training 11:00 [1]

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