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Time for me to really get serious about this knee issue, which is likely to require several days of complete rest (a week? two weeks??). But it is absolutely *killing* me to read about all your wonderful workouts. So you're just going to have to stop. Or at least have a secret daily thread I'm not aware of so you can say "sat around and did nothing today" in the normal daily thread.<br><br>
And please, all other posts (with the exception of the food threads) must be written in a nostalgic frame of mind. As in "Back when you were training, what was your favorite song?" Or "Someday, when I'm training again, what kind of intervals do you think I should do?"<br><br>
This would be a huge help for me. Thanks everyone!
 

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Back when I went through a rather unwelcome string of injuries... Wait, maybe I got the nastalgic part wrong. Anyway, maybe I should remember this, but have you been to a doctor, and what did she say?<br><br>
Because yeah, I feel your pain. I know it sucks. Because it does.
 

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Dude...if I were closer to PDX, I'd take you to lunch for a good vent session. Seriously.
 

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Watch out, a guy who can't workout is liable to reach through the intertubes and choke any wise-talkers. Actually, tax interviews start in about 10 days. Until then, I'm doing busy work like 1099's, W-2's, etc. Yuk.<br><br>
No, I have not been to a doctor. The last few times I've been to the doctor, I spent a lot of money and learned nothing specific. Lots of things ruled out, with a final diagnosis of "we're not sure what it is, but it's nothing a little rest shouldn't cure."
 

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Don't go to just any doctor. Go to a sports-type doctor. Regular doctors always seem to miss it.
 

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Dude...go to the doctor...mri...sports chiro...anyone.
 

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my workout sucked<br>
how's that?<br><br>
p.s. See a DO-CT-OR. Or better yet, a really good PT
 

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In GA you need a script to go to the PT<img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif">
 

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In Washington you need <b><span style="color:#FF0000;">$$$$</span></b> for any of them. At least, you do when you have my insurance plan.
 

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Matt, is there something you can do that won't hurt the knee, but will keep you from feeling like a couch potato? Is swimming bothering it? Have you tried water jogging? (I know, it's its own kind of torture, but I kinda started to like it.)<br><br>
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What, we're supposed to actually <i>work out</i>?? I thought we just made this stuff up each day!?! Wait... We weren't actually supposed to cook the stuff in the dinner thread were we? I mean... I spend most of my time munching junk food and watching porn.<br><br>
I hate exercise. Makes me sweat.
 

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Matt:<br><br>
BrewDad brought up a good point at dinner. Did this start before or after you got your new pedals/shoes? Are you sure they're adjusted correctly with adequate float?
 

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Matt, I totally feel your pain. Back when I was having a hip issue, I was so frustrated and unhappy. When I came to accept that it wouldn't get better any time soon, I scratched out a complete tri and running season and said to myself, 'this is the year for swimming'. I still visited many different Dr's., PT's, Massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiro's, A.R.T., you name it, and even discussed a potential investigative surgery just to see what was going on in my hip, but I tried very hard to focus on what I could do, which was swimming. Give a COMPLETE rest. I say COMPLETE. You are already a good swimmer. I bet with your serious focus, you will become a great swimmer before you know it!<br><br>
As for Dr... more than a few sports Dr's and orthopedic Dr's looked at my hip but it was waste of time. What helped me the most was a knowledgeable PT and a massage therapist who works with endurane athletes. Good luck. Don't give up. There will be some helps out there.
 

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I thought of that, too (just today, as a matter of fact). They're pretty closely related in time, but not as closely as that hill workout I did in the cold. The pain started the very day after that, which was probably my third (or so) ride on the new pedals. Got to go back through my checkbook and training log to figure it out exactly.
 

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I promise to stop working out after I go to the doctor to see if this pain in my lower abs I've ignored for the past 15 months is indeed some kind of hernia or something.
 

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15 months?? Well I don't feel so bad now.<br><br>
Sake - Have I mentioned the nagging pain in my right shoulder that gets aggravated if I push the swimming too much? Sigh...maybe triathlon isn't the best activity for me.<br><br>
Okay, cross-referenced the checkbook with the training log and I was right. I rode 4 times on the new pedals before the pain started, and none of them were easy rides (until now, I knew of no such thing except for commute rides). And like I said, the pain showed up the day after that hill workout in the cold. Can't be coincidence.
 

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It does suck - especially since you've seen a doctor and they haven't been able to nail it down. I have nagging lower leg issues that I'm seeing a couple of people about this week. It kills me that I can't do long runs, in fact I probably shouldn't be running on them at all. Can you swim? I have been trying to swim at least 4 days a week and am still able to bike and do elliptical, but this not running thing is driving me crazy. Hang in there, find what you can do and tackle that for a while!
 

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That totally stinks. I know that frustration - I was sidelined training for my first marathon. I overdid it and my knee yelled and screamed. It didn't turn out to be a big injury, but it did require rest that made me defer my marathon participation until the next year. I was so frustrated - I nearly threw my water bottle at Matt during a peptalk when I tried to run after a week off and still had pain.<br><br>
But, the good news is that with rest, it healed, and I was able to start running again. You probably caught your issue in better time than I did. Give it a little time, it's still early in the season. Fix what you think is the problem (biking shoes or whatever). You'll be back out there. I promise!!! [ducking from waterbottle throw]
 

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Well as someone who was out for 14 weeks I feel your pain and fustration. You have got to figure out what the problem is so you can fix it or it may come back or turn in to one of those nagging-ever-present-pains. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif">
 
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