Sunday, October 3, 2010

ACL Reconstruction revisited

Day 77 - Swim 20min - 1200m (Friday)

Total on week 20 minutes

It took until Friday before I finally got a workout in. Between my cold, work responsibilities and church responsibilities Thursday just wasn't going to happen. Despite the cold it has probably been good for the knee to not be doing much and the tightness is completely gone. The downside is that I have a pain in the knee on the inside.

I am starting to be concerned that its not just a simply overuse that would heal on its own as the pain is as best I can remember where it used to hurt just after my ACL reconstruction back in 1995. I had torn my ACL, MCL, LCL and damaged medial and lateral meniscus. What I am most concerned about is the volume stressed either the meniscus cartilage or the insertion points where the ACL was re-attached.

What gets me is that when the knee was tight there was no localized pain there and its only surfaced after being off for 6 days.

Today's swim was just to test out the cardio with having been sick and did a bit of up tempo swimming and it feels fine. I decided on a descending ladder workout with 1 X 400, 2 X 200, 4 X 100 with lots of rest (30-60 seconds) between each.

I am quite nervous about tomorrow's race and am hoping to do quite well pending the cold being truly addressed.

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