Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekly Training Wrap - 10/29 - 11/4

Mixed bag this week. The positive was that I executed a couple of pretty good runs and am starting to feel like my old self. The other positive is that I have stayed on top of PT and x-training and my knee feels like a non-issue at this point. Or at least it did. The one negative was a nasty fall I took trail running on Saturday. I had to cut the run a little short and wound up getting nine stitches in my left knee (the same one that had been injured). It doesn't appear that I did any significant damaged, but I am bruised and swollen. The time needed to recover from this fully is about 10 - 14 days. My hope is that I can do at least some light running in the next 3 - 5 days. The bone in the area is bruised and it is too swollen and painful to do much right now.

Here is my knee after it was cleaned up. I think I gored out enough people already with the before pictures.

Day Miles Notes
Monday Rest P90x Leg, Chest, Ab Ripper
Tuesday 7 Easy with Fartleks
Wednesday5 Easy with my wife
Thursday8Progression Run
FridayRest P90x Yoga
Saturday 10Deer Creek Trail Run
Sunday Rest Unscheduled due to injury
Total 30 About 3500 vertical feet

1 comment:

  1. AJ: Sorry to hear about your knee, but it looks like you'll be fine after the swelling is down. Be glad you avoided structural damage. Skin heals a heck of a lot faster than tendons and ligaments!

    This reminds me of a nasty fall I took at Deer Creek Canyon in July 2011. I tripped on a rock and fell forward and went about 10 feet down the side of the trail. I sustained a majorly nasty scrape and my knee was stiff for months. I actually thought I'd torn my ACL for a while there, but the injury was never so bad that I couldn't run. Oh, the joys of trail running!

    Get well.