Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sep 20/21 Kona Training Weekend Update

Saturday (preceded this with a 4K pull buoy swim):


This was at an average heart rate of 141, my *exact* aerobic threshold, so it was a very effective training session. The room was somewhere around 85 with the heater directly next to my bike. Knee felt OK afterwards, but very stiff.

Sunday:
90 minutes aqua jog with AQX aquatic training shoe (picture below)



Thoughts:
Scared to run rightnow. I don't want to re-injure after the second cortisone injection. Don't want ligament to go boom-boom. After the aqua jogging, my knee felt fine, but on the way to the car, when I stepped off the curb, felt *buckling* knee pain. It disappeared pretty quick after I iced it. We'll see if I can string this thing along until Kona...

2 comments:

Pat G. said...

Ben,

You look like a mad scientist!

Love reading your blog, about the methods for 'healing' your leg. I think it's educational for all of us to 'watch' this process.

We're watching you, all the way.

Love ya!

Spokane Al said...

Good luck on the knee buddy! I am pulling for you.