Same old sad story...I still can't train on the bike or run. Okay, I can ride a little but only short distances, flat, and easy (no more then 1 hr). I can't run without discomfort for more then a couple minutes. My knee is certainly getting better (without question) but not quickly enough for me. I have missed 3 cup races and I just cancelled my travel plans for Idaho. Not exactly what I had planned for this year. It is no secret that I was beyond fired up to race this year and I was in the best shape of my life. To see this season rapidly passing me by is disheartening to say the least. In all honesty, I will probably miss the cup races in Richmond and Little Rock too b/c this knee just needs more time. A hard pill to swallow for sure.
I did find out that the elliptical machine doesn't hurt my knee at all. So, at least I can go to the gym with Jess and sweat, which actually feels amazing (kind of feel like I am sweating chlorine though!). I am totally that moron doing interval training on the elliptical...yes, I seriously do intervals and I don't really care what anyone thinks! =) I can actually get my HR quite high, which was a huge surprise. I mean I knew I could get my HR up but I can really get cranking on that thing and I manage to get in some really good workouts. Today I did 6x3 min with 2 min easy between intervals. Me doing intervals on an elliptical is something I never thought I would do but I need to be active, I need to sweat, and I want to retain as much fitness as possible so that when I do return my form comes back quickly. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
So, the waiting game continues and I am trying to fill my time with other things. I am happy to report that for my birthday Reto got me a sodastream....basically I can make my own carbonated water with the push of a button. Most people that know me know I love carbonated water and now I can make it in my own house! So stoked!!!!! You have to get one of these things!
That's it from here. Have fun out there this weekend!