Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Back on the trails

t's been a little over 4 weeks since my Arthroscopy and I don't think I could've asked for a better outcome. I've been continuing to see Dr. Jeremy Rodgers with the Colorado Sports Chiropractic Center and he's had me doing progressive stretching and strengthening for it and the knee has responded well.
Sunday, I was able to get in a 3 mile mountain run followed by another 4 mile bike ride also with some sustained climbs and decents. Afterward, the knee felt fine.
Yesterday, I did a 5 mile ride close to the house on some trails and although it still feels weak, the knee responded well again. I think I'll try another 3 mile trail run today on some easy trails at slow pace.
This is pretty exciting for me, but I want to keep it under control so I don't re-injure anything or undo any progress. Still, it feels good to be back on the trails!

Currently, I still have my Giant Anthem which will continue to be my full suspension race bike when the trails call for a FS, but I now have this SUPER LIGHT weight baby in my stable for some faster things when climbing fire roads and smoother single track are called for. (more pics here) WITH pedals and computer, it's still 19 lbs!!!

1 comment:

Chris Locke said...

Great news. I hope your knee continues to improve.

I am surprised that you are running on it after only 4 weeks from your surgery. You are a nut!

So you ended up getting the FLY. How does that think handle?