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Old 09-06-13, 01:40 PM   #1
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Injured 5 days before scheduled Tri....DAMMIT

I was so proud of the fact that I was physically ready for a sprint Tri this coming Sunday 9/8 -- I had prostate surgery this past May 31. Went out for my last long ride, this past Wednesday. Guy at a stop sign makes eye contact with me ......and then goes. Too late for me, I tried veering right and his side mirror and my left ribs "became friends."
I was on the main thoroughfare, had the right of way, and I was NOT going fast. Alas, I was going too fast to avoid this dare-I-say idiot.
CAT Scan shows nothing broken, chest is clear. BUT, if I turn the wrong way, cough, deep breath egad the pain is intense. Can't run 2 steps without sharp pain. So, unless I magically wake up tomorrow feeling spiffy I'm out of that Tri. I am really depressed.
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Old 09-06-13, 03:14 PM   #2
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Man that sucks.

I picked up some sort of lung infection the week before my first tri in June. I spent the whole week coughing, spluttering, couldn't catch my breath, so I didn't do any physical activity at all the whole week. The day before, I did a short brick session to see if it was worth showing up the next day... and I got through fine. Went out the next day and put in a time 6 minutes faster than I had thought.


Not saying this will work for you, but you'd be surprised at the body's ability to recuperate, and maybe getting the circulation going this evening will help you?
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Don't give up! My 55yo friend just finished Ironman Louisville after crashing a few weeks before the event. Adrenaline will help A LOT and so will your desire to finish.

BTW, grew up in Paramus. I have my Ironman Florida in November and lately my shoulder is giving me major fits. Have 4,200+ yards of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with the bone on bone pain increasing every time I swim but I have to tough it out.

Good luck and let us know the results.
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UPDATE # 1: Felt fairly good this afternoon so went for a VERY short run and was able to do it with tolerable pain. So, I will start the Tri tomorrow morning...and hopefully finish. But if I do DNF, I won't have any regrets.
I'll send UPDATE # 2 with the result.
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UPDATE # 1: Felt fairly good this afternoon so went for a VERY short run and was able to do it with tolerable pain. So, I will start the Tri tomorrow morning...and hopefully finish. But if I do DNF, I won't have any regrets.
I'll send UPDATE # 2 with the result.
Good luck tomorrow.
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UPDATE # 2: No-go. Got to the race, signed in, set up everything...and after 1 minute (at most) of gentle stretching got a major spasm at the injury site. After a couple more of them I realized this would be impossible so just headed on home. At least I can say I did not DNF, since i didn't even start.
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UPDATE # 2: No-go. Got to the race, signed in, set up everything...and after 1 minute (at most) of gentle stretching got a major spasm at the injury site. After a couple more of them I realized this would be impossible so just headed on home. At least I can say I did not DNF, since i didn't even start.
Man that sucks. Next time my friend, next time.
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Was hoping for a good event for you but it's just one of those things. Heal up, keep training and good luck with the next one.
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UPDATE # 3: Finished a sprint Tri last Saturday 10/19. Very small race, but I had fun (and tho it was close, I didn't finish last!).
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UPDATE # 3: Finished a sprint Tri last Saturday 10/19. Very small race, but I had fun (and tho it was close, I didn't finish last!).
Fantastic
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