Friday, April 24, 2009

building up?

Recently, I've been training more regularly with a variety of things. Been in the gym adding swimming to the weight routines. I'm still a horrible swimmer, but it's still a good workout no matter how bad my technique is. Been running at least 3 days a week as well and the knee is staying fairly consistent. Consistently hurting that is. It's not unbearable pain, but it's annoying and frustrating that it feels no different than before the surgery.
So I just have to train through the pain and hope for the best I suppose.
It really feels good to be in the trails on a more regular basis. Did a long ride the other day and have been doing some short, but tough runs with some significant altitude change.
I'm not fast and am wondering if I'll ever get any speed back with the knee condition, but at least I can do something which is better than nothing at all.


sean said...

I don't think training through the pain is a good long term strategy.

As you know, I have been through many of the same things you have.

I would recommend taking it easy while you continue to look for solutions. You may find help from a good physical therapist, a good chiropractor, massage, mixing it up as much as possible with things other than running and/or riding (things that don't aggravate the condition), electro stim to improve strength of supporting muscles while not aggravating the condition, strength exercises that don't make it worse, etc.

Also look at Chi Running, Pose running, and bare foot running.

If you don't change what you do, your knee like won't change how it reacts.

Shane"CRASH"Jones said...

you better be ready for some fourteeners this summer!