I started this morning off on the bike prior to going to Physical Therapy. Todays workout was supposed to be 3 x 10 minutes at a decreasing threshold effort (105%, 100%, 95%) with two anaerobic bursts of 20 seconds at 125% threshold. The first set was tough but manageable. After starting the second set I decided to throw in the towel as I didn't want to aggravate the knee before going to Physical Therapy. Below is the outcome of this mornings ride.
My warm-up at Physical Therapy was a walk/run on the treadmill. I was super excited to do this. 1 minute walk, 1 minute run. I walked at 3.5 mph and ran at 5 mph. I was able to set the speed and 3.5 was a little slow and I struggled to run at 5 mph. I wasn't to crank the puppy up to 10 or 12 mph and really test out the knee, but against my desires I kept it at 5 mph. Maybe Thursday when I go back I will go a little faster. I only did 3 sets, but hey that was three minutes of running. More than I have run over the past 6-months combined. After a few other exercises he wanted me to jump, long jump or short jump in this case. It didn't matter how far. I was a little hesitant at first because I couldn't do this before my surgery. I had much success with no pain. My knee is a little swollen now, but I feel very enthusiastic and energized as I move toward Ironman Maryland 2019.