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Discussion: Crutch-walking

in: AliC; AliC > 2019-04-11

Apr 12, 2019 5:25 PM # 
Pink Socks:
Funny story... my first Sprint Camp was done either on crutches, or in an orthopedic boot, or both. (Some of the forest sessions were impossible, though).

I suffered a grade 3 ankle sprain (high and low, inside and out, it was terrible), about 2 weeks before Sprint Camp, and I'd already committed to driving up Rex, who was flying into Seattle from Oakland.

So, it's possible to get a little sprint training in! Lemonade from lemons!
Apr 14, 2019 6:14 PM # 
Wow, eep! That must have been tough. I remember walking some sprints in Oxford, recovering from a hamstring pull. But it's been awhile. May have to do some of the upcoming events I was planning on racing just walking, but that will be better than crutches at the least, really can't wait to ditch them!
Apr 15, 2019 6:45 PM # 
I had to walk a sprint on Saturday that was weird but glad I got out on a map! Hope feels better soon!!!!
Apr 16, 2019 4:31 PM # 
As long as it doesn´t hurt or get worse even walking an easy course is reasonably pleasant - at least better than not getting out. This is what I did most of last year after my knee surgery and I actually enjoyed it.
Granted I didn´t have the added stress of qualifying for a national team...
Apr 16, 2019 11:47 PM # 
I totally look forward to being able to walk around courses, hopefully soon!

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