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Training Log Archive: Gillian

In the 7 days ending Sep 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  rucksack walking2 3:00:00
  cycling3 2:01:00
  uphill fast walking and some downhill too3 1:20:00
  core strength4 1:00:00
  running1 6:00
  Total7 7:27:00

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Sunday Sep 13 #

uphill fast walking and some downhill too 30:00 [3]

Hillfoot Hill

running 6:00 [3]

shadowing E on yellow course

Saturday Sep 12 #

rucksack walking 1:30:00 [3]

DofE Bronze day 2
half-way along Glenquey, Innerdownie, Whitewisp
moderate rucksack
walking for 4 or 5 hours in total

Friday Sep 11 #

core strength 15:00 [3]

rucksack walking 1:30:00 [3]

DoE Bronze day 1
Hillfoot Hill, Commonedge, Seamab, Geordie's Wood, GlenQuey.
medium-weight rucksack
walking for 4 or 5 hours in total

Thursday Sep 10 #

core strength 15:00 [3]

giving my knee a bit of a rest ahead of 2 days of DofE Friday and Saturday, so stuck to flattish walks for Storm

Wednesday Sep 9 #

uphill fast walking and some downhill too 30:00 [3]

fast hard walking up the W side of the Glen (not good as to many steep steps) then all the way to the top of Hillfoot Hill
85 min walk in total

cycling 31:00 [3]

Tuesday Sep 8 #

core strength 15:00 [3]

cycling 30:00 [3]

moved the saddle up to keep knee as straight as possible

uphill fast walking and some downhill too 20:00 [3]

I've invented a new activity for myself: walking fast uphill with short stride so as to keep the knee as straight as possible

Monday Sep 7 #

cycling 1:00:00 [3]

core strength 15:00 [3]

going to start logging physio exercises
have been doing them a few times a week for last few weeks, and every day in May, June, July


Orthopaedics consultant video call
Cartilage is worn away on lateral side of patello-femural joint
Damage to both patella and femur as a result - he said "a reaction" - best explanation I could get out of him was the bone was bruised but I think there's more to it than that.
Some of the patella bone structure has broken away and is floating loose to one side, but doesn't seem to be causing me any problems.
Excess synovial fluid, which will be helped by the steroid injection I had on Friday
The radiology report mentioned a tear in the meniscus, but the orthopaediologist couldn't see it so didn't think it was worth worrying about.
No reason to operate at the moment. (Not that there's much they could do anyway)
Conservative treatment:
No running for the foreseeable future (probably never)
Cycling, walking, X-trainer all OK.
Use poles for downhill hill-walking
Avoid all activities that involve weight-bearing where the knee is bent at >135 degree angle

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