Tri Training Recap: Week 11

by agirlandhermutt on July 17, 2014

Hellllloooo. Long time, no talk. Long story short…I went to the orthopedic doctor last Tuesday and she told me that I needed surgery on my knee.

Let the pity party begin!

I spent most of Tuesday night dramatically flung across my bed contemplating when I was going to have the surgery done. I have some weird fold in my plica (a muscle under your kneecap) and need a lateral release. I had a similar surgery on my right knee about 15 years ago. It wasn’t fun, but fingers crossed they have improved techniques over the years. My Dr told me I would have about a four month recovery period so that puts a kink in some of my bigger plans for the year. You know, like getting married.

After weighing all my scheduling options I have decided to have my surgery in January. Fun with getting around on the ice and snow with crutches!

But what does this mean for my triathlon? Well, I’m not sure. I’m not allowed to run. Or really do anything that involves hills. That makes things awkward.

After I heard the news I kind of gave up a little. Training for an athletic event is tough. It is tough on the body, but even more so, mentally. And I’m not even signed up for a big distance race! My hat goes off to those that train for events for months at a time!


Week 11 Triathlon Training

Scheduled: 5k run & Glute Camp Strength
Actual: 5k run & Glute Camp! My knee started to feel really weak around mile 2 or so. I knew something was off the minute I stepped off the treadmill.

Scheduled: Glute Camp Mobility Work
Actual: Nothing. I had my knee appointment right after work and just wasn’t up for a workout after hearing my news.

Scheduled: Swim & Glute Camp Interval Cardio
Actual: Glute Camp Interval Cardio on the elliptical. I thought about just laying around for another night, but was starting to feel gross. I went to the gym and did the interval workout and left feeling better.

Spinning & Glute Camp Strength
Actual: Nothing. No excuses. I just didn’t want to do anything.

Scheduled: Glute Camp Conditioning Workout
Actual: Zumba & Glue Camp. I felt much better after a day of rest! Both mentally and physically.

Long Slow Ride & 10 min run
Actual: Swimming. The fiance and I did an hour swim together. He has never done laps with me so it was really fun to do that together.

Actual: Zumba. It makes me happy and I do what makes me happy!

Weekly Total of “Miles” for the #175byLaborDay challenge: 15!
Total Miles: 63!


Week 12 Triathlon Training (FINAL WEEK!)

Monday- Glute Camp
Tuesday- Pure Barre
Wednesday- Spinning
Thursday- Glute Camp
Friday- Zumba
Saturday- Rest
Sunday- Triathlon?!!!

I use question marks for triathlon day because honestly…I just don’t know. I’m ready to go as I will but I want to make sure my knee is feeling ok. I’m doing minimal impact workouts for most of the week in hopes that I can do the event on Sunday. I know I can’t run the 5k piece of the tri so finishing in a decent time isn’t part of my goal any longer. Now I just want to finish INJURY FREE and have a good time. I’ll let you know what I decide!

I’m still loving Glute Camp with YourTrainerPaige. Unfortunately there are a few moves that I can’t do because of the knees (squats, lunges, etc) but I’m modifying what I can. Seriously. This 4-week camp is a butt kicker. Literally!


So…that was a sad post. I haven’t figured out exactly what my next move is as far as fitness goes. I’m going to think about it over the weekend and come up with a plan. All I know is that it has to involve moving and getting into a routine.

See ya soon!

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Noelle Reese July 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm

BIG HUGS to you girly! You’ve got this!! Surgery will suck! Recovery will suck. K is going to think surgery is the best thing ever while you prop your knee! Let A wait on you, that is always fun 🙂 It will be over and you can go right back to the way things were my friend <3
Oh, whine a lot to your parents, I'll bet they come for a visit AND bring presents <3
I am so sorry you have to go through this 🙁


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