Sunday, April 27, 2008

Weekly Recap 04/21/08-04/27/08

Monday: Bike 10 miles, water run, swim 0.25 miles
Tuesday: Bike 10 miles. Chased by dog. Relapse. Swim 0.25
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Swim 0.25 miles

Total bike: 20 miles
Total swim: 0.75 miles


Knee hurts worse today than it has in the past two months. Anything else I say would not fit the theme for this blog so we'll just leave it at that.

Okay, now that I'm less sour about being injured I want to update again. This morning was frustrating. My knee was killing me just walking from my car to the pool; this is the first time my knee has interrupted me from every day activities and it really got under my skin.

Swimming went okay. I busted out the pull buoy again and swam maybe 1/4 to 1/2 of a mile. I wasn't counting. I didn't go any further for fear of hurting my shoulder again from pulling an obscene amount.

After looking at the situation from more of a non-pissed-off point of view, I can see my mistake. A month or so I got some exercises to do from my friend Tracy. I started doing them and after a week or two I could bike & swim again. For some crazy reason, I didn't put the two events together. I stopped doing the exercises.

WHAMO! Relapse!

So the goal for this week is to do those exercises a few times a day to strengthen my knee again. Gotta break out the foam roller again too. No more moping. No more feeling bad for my lame self. I'm getting on top of this NOW! With all these people behind me for Team in Training, I can't afford to screw around and let them all down; people are counting on me this time.

To recap:
  • Foam roller my IT band like crazy
  • Strengthen my knee
  • Ace my finals
  • Then... go brain dead for a week
  • Then... GO TO HAWAII!


Marcy said...

I've gotta theme for you:

Beers/cocktails (which ever you prefer)

It will make it all better . . . ;-)

Hang in there homie!

Nitmos said...

I did the same with my ITB soreness. Stopped exercising it once it felt better and it came right back. I don't do the exercises for it now but - on second attempt - I continued the ITB exercises 3 weeks past wehn it started feeling better just to be safe.

Run For Life said...

I think that's the hardest part about physio; it's easy to stop when you feel better. Combined with Marcy's plan you'll be back on track in no time!

Jess said...

I did the same thing with my ITBS issues too. It's an easy mistake, so don't beat yourself up over it.

Nancy said...

Dang it, knee. Get better. I'm sorry you are going through this. Hope the exercises help.


Steve Stenzel said...

Dang. Good luck with the knee. Enjoy HAWAII!!

Nibbles said...

Hi Doug,

You made an excellent point about the strengthening--how is it going? These exercises get so tedious, and I always toss them out when I start to feel better. Then I pay for it!

Bill Carter said...

Just getting caught up... and bummed to hear that the knee is still bugging you. You are totally allowed to be pi**ed off at this point because it is getting a little ridiculous. I don't know what to tell you except that I am really pulling for you to get better... once and for all.

You've got a friend in Michigan pulling for you.

Rachel said...

Good luck on finals! Your ITB will heal in time. Yea for Hawaii!

Ben G said...

Hero!! Glad to find your blog again. Can't wait to read your insane training totals!