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Training Log Archive: wants

In the 7 days ending Sep 13, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Crosstraining3 2:16:30
  Orienteering1 2:00:00 4.66(25:45) 7.5(16:00)
  Strength/Stretching3 1:10:00
  Total4 5:26:30 4.66 7.5
  [1-5]4 4:16:30

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Sunday Sep 13, 2009 #


Knee is angry. Tight and swollen and fighting back at any attempts to lift it. Took it for a long walk to soothe it, but opted not to push it with any exercises tonight.

Feeling kind of like I'm at square one with this injury and it's already 2 weeks in. A little angry and scared.

Saturday Sep 12, 2009 #

Orienteering (Night-O) 2:00:00 [3] 7.5 km (16:00 / km)

Really tough night-o course. Was so much fun to be blasting through the woods at night but the knee wore out pretty quickly and I wasn't able to go faster than a brisk walk after the first half-hour or so. Most of the time it wasn't possible to go faster anyway due to the extremely detailed navigation and lack of visibility in the fog so it was quite fun regardless.

Had trouble in just about half of the control circle but only a couple tha required full relocation. Found myself doing nearly full 180s a couple times while trying to follow a bearing. It's amazing how quickly you can can get turned around at night if you ignore your compass for more than a couple glances at the map.

Knee swelled up pretty bad by the end. A bit worried that I might have overdone it. It was just too much fun to cut short.

Friday Sep 11, 2009 #


Knee feeling really weird today. Slow, dull pain in the joint while I'm simply sitting at my desk. Wondering if the leg work last night was too much. Certainly didn't feel that way.

Thursday Sep 10, 2009 #

Crosstraining (Biking) 26:30 [3]

At 7 resistance. Felt pretty good, but I do still feel a bit of strain on the tendon while biking. Got particularly bad in the middle but eased up before I had to stop.

Strength/Stretching 40:00 [0]

Some good stretching and core strength, then hit up the weight machines for a bit for a full body workout. Leg presses and quad lifts felt really good. I could do leg presses all night I think.

Crosstraining (Elliptical) 5:00 [2]

Tried to run on the elliptical for a bit, but just couldn't get into a decent rhythm or a comfortable position. I don't know how people run on those things for any length of time. Unfortunately it still feels like the best running exercise that doesn't strain my knee at all, so I may have to spend more time figuring it out.

Crosstraining (Biking) 10:00 [2]

Tried to run on the treadmill but knee protested immediately. Finished up for 10 minutes on the bike.

Tuesday Sep 8, 2009 #

Crosstraining (Biking) 25:00 [3]

Brisk pace on the stationary bike. Tendon felt a bit of strain at the beginning but it eased up nicely and I was able to get some decent work on my legs done.

Strength/Stretching 20:00 [0]

Some good core strength and knee exercises plus some stretching.

Crosstraining (Stairmaster) 10:00 [2]

Tried to run for a bit on some weird stairmaster/elliptical machine. Had trouble getting a decent stride going but got some good work on the quads.

Monday Sep 7, 2009 #

Crosstraining (Rollerblading) 1:00:00 [1]

Went rollerblading for a couple hours. Was able to work the legs a bit without putting much stress on the knee at all. Hardly ever felt the bad tendon straining. Only logging an hour of it because it wasn't a solid workout the whole time.

Strength/Stretching 10:00 [0]

Just a little bit of knee exercises before bed. Wanted to do more but was feeling quite tired and sore from the exercises yesterday and the rollerblading earlier in the day.

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