Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Must Get Going

It has been a month now since I completed Coeur d'Alene Ironman. I took 3 weeks off. Yikes. I have a race, 5430 Long Course (half ironman), in 17 days. I usually don't wait this long to start training. 3 weeks left. I found a plan from and printed off the last 3-4 weeks. I think I will combine this and my workouts from last year. I will make the best decision possible on what to do.

I woke up really early on Monday to get my MRI. During my lunch break I lifted weights. My focus was on my legs. I went and ran almost 10 miles after work in the 90+ degree weather. I felt great and had an awesome run.

I got a blister on my left foot. Tuesday was tough. It kinda felt like the day after Ironman...barely able to walk. Today isn't much better. My legs are so tight and I stayed up too late last night. Time to snap out of this funk. I brewed a pot of my newest coffee flavor. I am drinking Millstone Foglifter. Not bad.

The results came in and don't look good :(
I have what is called Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury. This injury was caused by my fall and might require surgery. I also have a Ulna fracture. I am going to see a specialist on Tuesday of next week to find out more. My doctor says that because I am so active I will need and want surgery. It really amazes me how one dinky fall can do so much! Surgery or not; I still want to do my race on Aug 10th. If I can do an Ironman on an injury I can do a half-ironman. Right?


Brent Buckner said...

I think you'll bounce back quickly... IM recovery can really drag.

SWTrigal said...

Eric-I did Vineman 70.3 this past weekend-4 weeks after IMCDA and did fine with little training in between. The injury however may complicate matters. It is your arm it sounds like, which unless you fall again, probably won't feel any more stress than the IM. Does it still hurt? I guess it would be your call or your doctor's..

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh sorry to hear the MRI results. But I would think you can do the 1/2 iron on it having done IMCDA. Perhaps after the 1/2 is a good time to get surgery?

Judi said...

I am really sorry to hear about your MRI. Maybe you could try a holistic route like acupuncture or a chiro. Regular medical dr's are too quick to open you up and operate IMO!

iron-boyer said...

I just started to get back on the road after a way to long break. Good Luck on your half.I am sure you will be back on the street in no time after your surgery.

UntPawGal02 said...

Sad news that the MRI brought :( results!

If it's in your heart do your half iron :)

Steve Stenzel said...

Good luck with the race. AND with the impending surgery!!