Apr 2, 2013

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Concept2, CrossFit Rowing, News, WOD

Alright, I’m over it. Kind of. I took a week off of blogging so I could pout and mope while limping about the house. The diagnosis from the ER doc was “sprained knee with possible torn ligament(s) and possible torn meniscus”. Insurance refused to allow the MRI that was requested. They expect me to follow a sprained knee recovery protocol of 4 weeks of physical therapy and drugs before they will re-evaluate the need for an MRI. Because the MRI was refused, the doc referred me to my knee specialist where I have an appointment on Thursday.

I was on crutches for 4 days and have been improving gradually. Now that the swelling is gone, I am certain that the injury is on the medial side of the knee and I think it is a meniscus tear. I don’t really want surgery, but I don’t want to have the pain and flareups from my workouts. I need to start training for next year’s CrossFit Open where I will be in the 45-49 group.

My diet and sleep have been excellent, but I have a horrible cough that I am trying to keep from turning into walking pneumonia. I am dying to get on the erg! I’m hoping for a quick and easy solution to this whole mess.

Personal Stats

WOD – 13.4 – 0
Diet – 100%
Sleep – 7 solid hours
Rowing – N/A

CrossFit Rowing WOD

6 x 2min On, 1min Off
– 3 pieces @32 s/m
– 2 @34 s/m
– 1 @36 s/m

CrossFit Endurance – Tues/Thurs/Sun

Row (TUE): Repeat 500m, recover 2:00 until form/pace deteriorates

Concept 2 WOD

Row a 5000 meter piece at a sustainable intensity, varying your stroke rate as follows: row 1000 meters @ 25 spm, 1000 meters @ 22 spm, 1000 meters @ 25 spm, 1000 meters @ 28 spm, and 1000 meters @ 25 spm.

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