Friday, March 13, 2009

Ironman will have to wait

My training pretty much ended before it began.  I injured my knee playing hockey back in Sept/Oct.  It didn't prevent me from running.  I did notice that if I landed on it during a game I would be in an inordinantly excessive amount of pain.  It also felt "loose" after a run.

So I took some time off from hockey.  I also rested it from most strenuous exercise.  I visited a physical therapist who prescribed more strength training.  My knee is back up to 95%, but it's too late to start training for Vineman. 

For this year I'm focusing on spending time with my newborn son, Sam and my 4 year-old son, Jesse.  Jesse will be going to Kindergarten in September.  He likes to play with me now, but I'm sure that will change once school starts *sniff*.  I may do a half-marathon and/or a sprint tri some time this year.  The other item that takes precedence will be training my wife for a half-marathon; which is something she had been talking about since she was pregnant.  

That's it for now.  I'll still update some training here.  It might be about me or maybe my wife.  Hope all your training is going well. -R