Death of a runner... rebirth of a what?

Looking for advice in what feels like a personal tragedy

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OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
05/06/2012 at 22:49

Hey TD

Like Joddly just caught this now

I am in for an arthroscopy in about 2 weeks time, with a bit of a trim as needed - my meniscal damage does not sound as bad as yours,

However I am biking consistenty at the moment, I only get issues biking if I am out the saddle and hoofing it up hill, (kind of a running position actually).  I have been nursing the increasing pain following long / hard runs over the last 18 months, and yoga has become a definite no no

For IM most of the work / training is in biking, In a big week, I do 12-14 hrs biking to 6 hrs running, (not for the last 3 months   )  Most of the running is reletively low intensity, (ie hr 145). The idea is that you cannot smash a IM marathon as you are already buggered from the bike......

Hope that give you hope that there is still stuff you can do that will give you a buzz......

08/06/2012 at 15:56

Thanks Mr.Outofrange Cannon - I need all the hope signs i can get. Op is a week today. I have elected to have an epidural so i can be awake and talking to the surgeon while he works - should get better quality info about the nature and possible causes of the damage in the knee.

Am still struggling to walk properly - I can bike a bit but hurts alot if I apply any meaningful pressure on the downstroke.

Mr.Squirrel - would welcome any insights from people who have passed down this road before me. Please put us in touch with each other - AND THANKS!

08/06/2012 at 19:28

OK Tricky - will message him with your first post info.  He's away biking this weekend so hopefully will get back to you early next week. 

Hope everything goes well,

Ms Squirrel

10/06/2012 at 10:13

Thank you very much feminine Squirrel. I apologise for having failed to recognise this.

TheEngineer    pirate
15/06/2012 at 00:36

Good luck today, mate. Thinking of you.

15/06/2012 at 22:49
Op went better than I was led to expect SE. Seems that not as much meniscus was removed as was previously thought necessary. Got to watch the whole thing live

I think if I want to run longer I am going to need to run less and cycle more. Mmm, interesting.
TheEngineer    pirate
15/06/2012 at 22:53

Beats the Eastenders omnibus!

That's excellent news mate. Pulling the trigger on the bike purchase then? 

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
15/06/2012 at 23:47
I am in for mine on Tuesday....

Wish me luck
TheEngineer    pirate
16/06/2012 at 17:06

Good luck OC! Can you also use it as justification for a new bike?!

03/07/2012 at 17:18

Well done again on your debut IronMan Slow Engineer in what can only be described as a kicking time.

I've just got back from my post-op check up with the surgeon and I have a green light for competitive exercise, once the last bit of swelling has gone out of my leg. Mmmm, so far I have done 6 mountain bike rides, run 12km, 3km and 10kms and done 3 lots of swimming (in a pool in Kuala Lumpur after a long flight!!). I didn't ask if that light was retrospective....

So now, I just need to get Mrs. Tricky to bless the purchase of a nice bike. Afterall, that's what the doc said. A bit less running and a bit more cycling will certainly help to safeguard my long term knee health. I'm so happy. I thought I was going to be eaten alive by the sofa.

TheEngineer    pirate
03/07/2012 at 20:51

That's excellent news my friend!

 

Everyone on here should live in fear of your methodical approach to training - we might have a fastest debutant soon! Still going for the Canyon?

04/07/2012 at 09:24

Well, it seems like Canyon only make a certain amount of each model and the one I had my eye on is unavailable now. I could spend a wee bit more and move up to the Aeroroad frameset with the Ultegra Di2 groupset.

I doubt MrsTD would be too pleased if I were to ask for a 2nd expensive bike in another year's time, so the question I really have in my head, is whether I want to plump for a dedicated tri-bike which would be good for an occasional race, or whether it is better to go for something with more generalised geometry as I expect to replace half my running training with cycling?

And a sub-question I suppose, is something like the Aeroroad frame offering a meaningful compromise in geometry terms between the two (lower headset etc)? Would be delighted to hear other opinions about this, even those that vary wildly! Cheers.


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