Miles:
3449 total / 799 in 2014
Goal:

Get these legs healed up, get back to running, and then think once again about triathlons...

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  • 9 miles
  • 03:18 time
  • 631 calories
  • 10 workouts
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  1. walk
    good a little more 4 km 00:39 15:31 pace

    This was a good session because I did some deep thinking, and figured out a few important issues that had been intractable heretofore. Up until now, it took all my focus to simply walk, and althoug... read more

  2. FIT
    good hot 100s day 10 00:10:00

    Followed those tiresome physio exercises with 2x100x3 hoops (actually nearly 200 in one direction because I dropped them twice) and the hot 100s planks with additional reverse plank. Boy, this leav... read more

    • Deirdre G.
      Deirdre G.

      What may I ask is a hot plank? I have been doing a plank challenge (on my second month actually) so interested in knowing what this is!

      about 13 hours ago Like1 person

    • Menno G.

      happy heart pounding!

      about 10 hours ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Thanks, Menno! Deirdre, I don't know why it's called a "hot" plank, as it's merely a plank. 100 seconds front, 50 seconds each side, and I add a 50 second reverse plank (I could go longer but am bored to death by that point). It is probably the same challenge you're doing, under a misleading name. The challenge is to do it for 100 days.

      about 10 hours ago Like

  3. walk
    good easy rest day TM stroll 2.1 km 00:21 16:01 pace

    Just an easy rest day TreadMill stroll... knee was a bit funny, so that's a little discouraging as I seriously think the surgeon simply set me up for a knee replacement without any regards at ... read more

    • Sam J.
      Sam J.

      Oh that sounds a little sketchy about the knee surgery, Pierre. Nice stroll!

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Alexandra W.
      Alexandra W.

      I know from experience that suspecting one has had less than the best possible surgery is HORRIBLE. In my case the anaesthetist was pig-headed and incompetent and the nursing care was dangerously old-fashioned, but it all came out fine in the end. Phew! At least we both did the best for ourselves by being welll fit for surgery.

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Sarah M.
      Sarah M.

      Good job Pierre

      1 day ago Like1 person

  4. FIT
    good day 9 hot and hoopy 00:10:00

    the usual hot 100 planks, plus reverse plank and 3x100x2 hoops. (Actually, 110 one way and 160 the other). My middle feels totally muscle bound at the moment. Good night!

    • Alexandra W.
      Alexandra W.

      I hope you never have an abdominal operation!

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      :) Thanks, what a thought!

      1 day ago Like

    • Alexandra W.
      Alexandra W.

      A surgeon once mentioned that being over-weight can be life-threatening in that if you urgently need abdominal surgery, the poor chap has to slice through so much disgusting semi-liquid fat it seriously slows things down. Your post made me wonder if slicing through muscle is also a problem. .

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Probably not a problem... I'm sure they get out their rug shears and just snip away.

      1 day ago Like

  5. walk
    good another TM session 3.5 km 00:34 15:24 pace

    Another treadmill session, a little faster, with a short jog. First 2.5k shod, the rest barefoot. This time the barefoot portion was a lot easier and although the knee is a bit iffy, I'm happy... read more

    • Mari S.
      Mari S.

      Nice run, Pierre! Happy to see you're happy :)

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Thanks, Mari! I'm actually a pretty cheerful guy and it only gets me down when months and months of therapy haven't made my stupid leg better. But I'm very happy right now because the treadmill therapy I've been doing, is having a great effect, it's amazing.

      2 days ago Like

    • Robert G.
      Robert G.

      Things are really progressing now...”a short jog” – that’s fantastic! Just remember not to go too crazy!

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Thanks, Robert! Yes I thought it was marvellous too.

      2 days ago Like

  6. FIT
    good day 8 hot 100s 00:10:00

    Day 8 of hot 100 planks, plus reverse plank and hoops. Good night!

  7. walk
    good Easy day TM roll 2.15 km 00:21 15:43 pace

    "Light" day today, so 1.3K shod and the rest barefoot on the treadmill. Going to be very warm today but then thunderstorms and then cold weather comes in! Enjoy the nice temperatures whil... read more

  8. FIT
    good weights and floor 00:15:00

    Just a minimal strength workout to keep the old carcass hanging together some way.

  9. FIT
    good day 7 00:10:00

    Day 7 of hot 100 planks, plus 3x100x2 hoops (actually it's usually about 120-160 due to dropping and restarting... for me, spin #30 is frequently when it goes haywire).... after I'd done ... read more

  10. walk
    good another mill roll 3 km 00:29 15:33 pace

    Just a quick 3k on the treadmill, 2.4K shod and the rest barefoot. The leg was killing me at 300M and I was thinking to myself, I'm getting kind of fond of the times when it doesn't hurt ... read more

    • John K.
      John K.

      That's right - keep moving to keep improving ;) It's wonderful that you continue to overcome the pain to get through the workout - you are a true endurance athlete!

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I'm starting to enjoy the ever-lessening amount of pain, as my body reluctantly adjusts to the increasing demands I'm putting on it!

      4 days ago Like

    • Forward T.
      Forward T.

      Oh it's great to see you workout and how you are not taking the injury lying down. It's brilliant how you are gradually improving all the time. Kudos Pierre, you are incredible!

      4 days ago Like1 person

  11. FIT
    good day 6 00:10:00

    Day 6 of Hot 100s plus reverse plank, plus 3x100x2 hoops, done after my physio exercises.

  12. walk
    good "rest day" stroll 1.5 km 00:15:00 16:05 pace

    Supposed to rest the joint on alternate days, so just did an easy 1.5K, the first 900m shod and the remainder barefoot. Hope Nicole is having fun at her race this morning, and hope Edwin's tea... read more

  13. FIT
    good hoops and planks 00:10:00

    My leg started to feel better around suppertime, and was fine for the evening physio session followed by the 100x3x2 hoops and Hot 100s Planks day 5. Good evening!

    • Richard V.
      Richard V.

      Good to hear JP

      5 days ago Like1 person

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    • Alexandra W.
      Alexandra W.

      Pierre, that's a really good suggestion. I am already doing half pushups on a bench but never thought of doing planks other than horizontal. Annoying to think I used to find them so easy. A salutary warning not to take any aspect of fitness for granted.

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      It's true! If you don't use it you lose it! The body is busily scavenging any excesses of fitness away all the time, thrifty thing that it is.

      4 days ago Like

  14. walk
    good a little more 3.5 km 00:34 15:38 pace

    Leg seemed better until i started on the 'mill, but I kept at it and it seemed to be holding up okay. 2.15km shod and the rest barefoot. I have to dig out my Xeros and use them, or buy some Sk... read more

  15. FIT
    good Hot hundreds+hoops day 4 00:10:00

    Hot 100 planks day 4 plus the 100x3x2 hoops (actually 160 in one direction as I kept dropping them, and 130 in the other) after the usual physio exercises. Leg got lousy today, I was doing too much... read more

    • Robert G.
      Robert G.

      Looks like your progress has reached another plateau. Nice work Pierre. Lets hope a good night’s rest is all that leg needs.

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Thanks, Robert! It's feeling fine this AM, so I'm heading off to the treadmill. I was working on my daughter's car yesterday, up and down, in and out, crouching and stooping etc. so I think that's what was wrong yesterday!

      6 days ago Like

    • Richard V.
      Richard V.

      Nice work JP

      6 days ago Like1 person

  16. walk
    good brief walk 1 km 00:09:33 15:22 pace

    Just a quick walk because I am late and have things to do... more later.... beautiful day again! Enjoy!

  17. FIT
    good hot hundreds 3 00:10:00

    Hoops and hot hundreds, day 3...

  18. VELO
    good an easy autumn crank 4 km

    Just an easy bike ride through the beautiful autumn morning, all sunshine and brilliantly yellow, orange, flame red leaves, Hallowe'en decorations on some houses. What a beautiful day. The leg... read more

  19. walk
    good a little more 3 km 00:28 15:13 pace

    1.8KM shod and 1.2KM barefoot on the treadmill at a slightly quicker pace. The latest Popular Science (October) has an article about the methods of fixing damaged cartilages on knees, there's ... read more

    • John K.
      John K.

      These kinds of dilemmas are so tough... but at least you can think about it without having to solve it this minute, while continuing to exercise so successfully, keeping both your strength and your mood up with useful activity ;) (yes, sentence too long)

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      A run on sentence, John! :)

      8 days ago Like1 person

  20. FIT
    good hot one hundreds and hoops 00:10:00

    Hot 100s day 2 (100 sec front and 50 sec each side and reverse planks) plus 3x100x2 hula hoops plus of course my physio exercises. Good night!