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Back to the start!

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Well after 6 weeks on the injury couch with a dodgy and painful left knee, I was back in the treadmill last night for w1r1. I did wonder if it was going back to boring or not challenging but oh no, its definitely as good a place to start as ever. With a bit of luck taking the time to build up strength around my knee will prevent me getting injured again! After all, I've just bought a pair of brooks trainers and I'm buggered of im buying a bike. All that Lycra is definitely not for me!

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It’s always hard when you have to stop, particularly, after an injury. Well done Fatdad71 for the courage you have shown in getting going again and good luck with completing the programme.

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Fatdad71Graduate in reply to Olympiad

Thanks Olympiad. I plan to do my best.

What no techno / trance recommendations today? 🤷‍♂️

Glad to hear the knee is better and behaving! If I can do it at 19St 5lb (at the start) after a knee thingy, then anyone can.

You got this Kev 👽 welcome back!

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Fatdad71Graduate in reply to LoungeLizaard

Great stuff Mitch. You must be so proud and deservingly so. How much weight have you lost? You look like a whippet in your post 10k celebratory pic!

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LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Fatdad71

Ha lol! The whippet is the handsome (extremely tired looking) 19yr old on the left (serves him right for going out all night on Friday!)

My walking around weight is now 17’10 (+/- 2lbs) - just finished a 5k and took on a load of water after and I’m 17’11

Knee holding up like a dream now, I don’t even think about it.

Did you get a diagnosis on yours?

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Fatdad71Graduate in reply to LoungeLizaard

No diagnosis per se but the physio reckoned I'd damaged the cartilage between my knee sun and femur and shin bone. She reckons the way the pain has subsided over time that is not a torn meniscus so has given me some exercises to strengthen the muscles around my knee to help keep it better aligned when running. At least going back to the start will allow me to build up slowly to build confidence and I plan to stay on the treadmill at first to manage the impact. Although I got a pair of brooks trainers which I'll wear outside instead of trying to keep them clean!

That's great on the weight loss. I've lost over a stone since starting and only regained a couple of pounds with my six week lay off and I've not been starving myself. Enjoyed bashing out those 5ks tho and am still aiming to do some park runs and build up to 10k. But there's no rush. Better to get there on 2 legs I think!

I posted some tunes on Strava for my previous run which you might like. A DJ called Chi Thanh. Certainly got me moving!

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LoungeLizaardGraduate in reply to Fatdad71

That’s really good news 👍👍 - I did notice some music related text but didn’t fully read it (I’m used to a url now lol) - I’ll take a look!


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