3/27/09

2nd Block of MSP is underway...

After two days of rest, I climbed on the trainer to knock out 2 reps of 18 minute MSP intervals tonight after work before heading off to 2 student recitals at school this evening. The legs felt sluggish and I couldn't believe the amount of effort I was throwing at the first interval had such a low heart rate for the first 8 minutes. Finally it started to climb up to the target area.

My daughter dislocated her knee last week out in front of our house and has been on crutches or in a wheelchair until today. The X-Ray at the emergency room showed a chip from her knee is floating around in there. So an MRI was done this week and we will meet with the Orthopedist next Tuesday to read the MRI and see what exactly was torn and get a rehab going. She most likely will miss the entire track season this year (unless the MRI doesn't show any tears) and we can rehab her back to running form before the season is over. I guess I am being realistic after reading that the first time a young teenage girl dislocates her knee, it is a 1 - 3 month rehab period due to the ligament tear. Regardless, she was walking around this evening with her knee wrap and brace off and no crutches. Still limping, but progress is being made. She is so upset about missing track and doing her 100m and 200m specialties. I keep saying she has 4 years of high school coming, so not to worry. I feel for her...

More MSP intervals on Saturday and Sunday along with recitals, concerts and a dinner party. Next weekend is supposed to be the Psycowpath opening race, but weather does not look promising for things to dry out in Nebraska for the race to take place. It looks like a lot of rain and storms - and very little warm, dry air to get things ready. My guess is it will be postponed until later in the season. It already looks like things are shaping up to match last year's weather pattern. We had a 5" rain here earlier this week. So far, the basement is holding. But if we get another one of those....

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