The Running Doctor. On february 5th I did my last workout and after I had to stop the activity for the injury inside the knee. Suddendly I did the magnetic resonance imaging to show to a specialist: the head of the orthopedic department of the local hospital. After the visit he did to me 4 shots of hyaluronic acid (weekly). The “sentence” is always the same: you can come back to run but slowly and for short distances because the knee is damaged. In fact, after the 2 operations on my broken leg, I have run too many miles, too many races and, in recent times, too “fast” mainly when I ran with the group. Now the doctor and I are good friends and, what a surprise, while eating together in a beautiful restaurant on the sea he decided to run with me twice a week during the lunch break. He doesn’t run anymore since 2010 and he said that this is the right occasion to start again. I am really happy because it is a pleasure to do the workouts with him and because in this way he can check step by step my knee.
Training. Carefully I tried to run and I kept on swimming. And this is what I did in the last period: 13 7.6 km running; 14 2000 mt swimming; 16 2100 mt swimming; 18 2100 mt swimming; 19 6.8 km running; 21 2100 mt swimming and today 8.8 km running pain free at the slow pace of 6'09"/km (9'54"/ml).
Here are 2 pictures from Cardiff again. The B.K. is with the scarf of Italia (click to enlarge).