Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Decision time

So I did the Run Into the New Year back on December 31.  Overall did okay.  Unfortunately at about mile 2 my hamstring started to get pretty sore.  Being myself I ran through it instead of just stopping.

I have still not recovered.  I then got sick and lost 4 days of training, and the hamstring was still not better.

As I sit here typing this I am awaiting a call back from the surgeon's office for an appointment.  It's looking more and more likely that I'll have to get this corrected...by way of the knife.  The most likely scenario is that once I have the surgery I'd be on crutches for 6 weeks.  Rehabbing in some way shape or form for about 4 months.  At that point I'd be able to start swimming and biking again.  I'd be able to start running around month 5, and full training after 6 months.

I'm hoping I can start swimming with no kicking or kicking off the walls after 6-8 weeks and maybe some really really light biking or something like that so I can burn some calories and stay active.  I'm a much happier person when I'm able to do something.

I'm not sure there is much choice at this point.  If I keep my bike fit where it is, optimal for biking and running, it continually hurts my glute/hamstring.  If I lower it back to where I was last year, I can't generate much more power on the bike and end up with my quads cramping up the moment I get off the bike.  So if I want to train/race something is going to have to be done. 

Obviously 2013 would be a total loss.  I'd be back to full training in September.

I believe the appropriate phrase is...f*ck me!

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