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Training Log Archive: Hammer

In the 7 days ending Oct 2, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling - Cross3 4:00:00
  Running - Trail/Terrain1 30:00
  Cycling - Indoor1 25:00
  Total5 4:55:00

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Sunday Oct 2, 2011 #

Cycling - Cross 1:30:00 [3]

rail trail with Sudden a cold day. Great chat. No trash talking despite our first ever head-to-head race in the masters category next weekend.

Saturday - Daim Cup Finale (Katta vs. Hammer - Middle Distance)
Sunday - Gubb Kupen I (Sudden vs. Hammer - Long Distance)

Saturday Oct 1, 2011 #

Running - Trail/Terrain 30:00 [3]

pre and post Get Muddy Kids race jogging at Rocky ridge. Always fun to run at RR.

Thursday Sep 29, 2011 #

Cycling - Cross 1:15:00 [3]

rail trail with Tarno. Good pace this morning.


2011 Alberta wildfires are now officially the #2 Canadian natural disaster of all time in terms of property losses (2nd to the ice storm). The fires near Slave Lake came very close to burning my brand new field equipment. But we dodged a bullet (it came within 2km of our site).

At the end of the field season we return much of our equipment to the U of A lab near Athabasca, AB where my field crew stays in the summer. We have some lab equipment and computers in that lab building too. Well that lab burned to the ground yesterday. So far I have no idea how much of our research equipment (if any) was lost (we think it was luckily stored in a separate building). No idea how the fire started. Nobody hurt. Ugh.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2011 #

Cycling - Cross 1:15:00 [3]

rail trail with Tarno


step #1 'clean-up' t right knee medial meniscus tears and small tear in left knee ASAP.

Downtime: approx one week in wheelchair

step #2 osteochondral allograft transplant plus osteotomy at same time in left knee. Surgery will be 'sometime in the next 2 to 8 months with an only 2 to 4 day notice".

Downtime: approx one week in wheelchair and 4-5 months on crutches with complete leg cast.

Result: 80-85% success rate at start. 10 years out 80% success rate

Mike: "Can I be active in sports again?"
Surgeon: "I'm going to encourage you to be active"
Mike: "High impact sports?"
Surgeon: "What kind of high impact?"
Mike: "Running...maybe 2 or 3 times a week max. Can you give me that?"
Surgeon: "Absolutely... but on a treadmill right? no roads"
Mike: "Well on trails or in the woods on generally soft ground. "
Surgeon: "Oh even better no problem. stay off the roads"
Mike: :-)

So I'm happy that this is closer to being figured out but I'm also a wee bit freaked out on the no weight bearing for 4-5 months thing. The 7 weeks on crutches back in 2007 was hard enough.

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011 #

Cycling - Indoor 25:00 [3]

easy ride as I don't want swelling before tomorrow's surgeon visit in Tronna.

So in a few weeks Westdale's Reid Coolsaet will be gunning to break the Canadian marathon record set way back in 1975 at 2:10:09.

Meanwhile the IAAF wants to take away all women marathon records that were set in 'mixed-races'. I'd be curious what Sara-Mae Berman has to say about this.

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