Thursday, March 01, 2012

Failure

Injury update. I got the first shot of hyaluronic acid inside my knee and yesterday my physio said that I can run again even if I should be cautious: it means no speed works and short distances at the moment. This afternoon I tried to run but I had to stop the workout after 10 minutes because I felt pain. I am confused and scared. On saturday I will get the second shot.
Memories. I have found these 2 pictures of my last race on jan. 29, in the first I am the 1457 and we are near the finishing line (see the uphill after 22.6 km).
Swimming. At least I can swim and here is what I did: sun 2000 mt; mon 1700 mt; tue 1700 mt; wed 2000 mt and today the failure running.
Question: I would like to race in the sea or in the lake, do you have any advices about the swimsuits? The swimming season here begins in late april.

30 comments:

  1. Don't give up hope yet.

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  2. I think you are being very sensible and very restrained about it, well done for stopping at 10 minutes. One day at a time...one step at a time

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  3. when i get those shots i cannot run for until 3-6 weeks after the last one. then it's good.

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  4. cautela stè, non vogliamo che quella gara sia davvero l'ultima..... vai col tanga! :))

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  5. A shot of acid in the knee! I'm not envious!

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  6. The running will come back. Fear not great knight!

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  7. Hang in there and give your body time to heal!!

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  8. I totally understand your confusion. Take it day by day, don't jump to any conclusions and hope for the best. I agree with Christi: running will return to you!

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  9. Sorry that the first shot didn't work ... hang in there, there's an answer out there somewhere!

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  10. Hopefully your knee just needs a bit more rest and some time to absorb the benefit of the shots. Meanwhile, great job on the swimming. Hopefully some of the triathlete types out there will give you a good answer on the swimsuit/wetsuit question!

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  11. I can see why you would be scared. Stay cautious and let it heal.

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  12. I hope Lisa is right! Thinking of you and hope you get some good pool time.

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  13. I hope it's just a question of some more time, like Lisa suggested. Hang in there!

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  14. I'm so sorry. I know what it's like to be injured and not able to run. I don't know though how it feels to have someone scaring you that you may need to use a cane. The body has the natural ability to heal itself and it's working on that. The shots will help and your doctor, being a runner, will do what he can to get you back out on the road. In the meantime, chin up and know there's a whole lot of people rooting for you to get healthy and back on the road.

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  15. Sorry about the injury. Hopefully the 2nd shot helps more

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  16. First, hugs. Second, wishes of patience with your knee. Third, I KNOW you will recover soon.
    Do you think your knee would allow you to do any biking?
    Have a great weekend, Stefano.

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  17. How frustrating for you Stefano. I'd be scared to run too if I was feeling pain. But it's early days yet and may take a little while to work.

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  18. Hope the second shot improves the situation. Perhaps if it hurt after 10 minutes try running for 5 minutes, then add 1 minute every second day... something like that.

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  19. thinking of you!!! I am hoping that your condition will continue to improve upon each shot. Perhaps it will just take time to kick in! when I had an injection into my hip last spring...it took awhile for the effects to appear. Wishing you well! Be positive:)

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  20. No advice on swimsuits, sorry. Just joined to see how you fare at running having had your femur broken. My side-kick broke his femur (riding a motocross bike) and complains he cannot run with me. Okay, so he can't keep up with me, but what about the running? Hmmm. Look forward to seeing you train through your injury. God speed.

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  21. Not sure what's available in Italy but Zoot, Blue Seventy, Tyr, 2XU, and others make swim specific suits that amongst other things tend to me thinner (2/3mm) than a surfing suit for better mobility.

    You can get them in full sleeve or sleeveless. I always use a full sleeve because I am a bit of a cold water whimp. You'll need to swim a little bit to get used to the restrictive nature of the shoulders and overall tightness but once you get past that you'll find it comfortable and faster since the buoyancy of the suit keeps you on top of the water.

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  22. I feel for you, having been there myself. Hang in there!

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  23. Hang in there! Injuries can be super frustrating, but you will heal eventually.

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  24. This afternoon I met Vincenzo who said that last week you was running in the morning. Is it true?

    See you next Wednesday with Stella!

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  25. I'm getting caught up on blogs tonight, and, oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about the injury! But you are being smart and taking it slow and getting the treatments. I hope the treatment works and you are back to 100% in no time.

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  26. Chocolate cake- I make a very GOOD chocolate cake. It fixes almost any injury :)

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  27. Hello Stefano!! Please take care of yourself! Listen to your body and give it time to heal. I hope that you are doing well. Miss you!

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  28. I hope you heal quickly! Swimming does wonders for healing, I can't wait for warm weather, our neighborhood has an outdoor pool. Good for summer, not for winter! : )

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  29. Oh Stefano you must be totally gutted about your knee. Swimming is reported to be the best. Take care. You'll get back into those running shoes.

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  30. this has to be frustrating..maybe you just need more time..I hope the 2nd shot will do magic for you!!

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