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Triathlon Mode!
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Injuries and the road to recovery
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Triathlon Mode!

One thing I've learned in these two years is to be patient! I'm finally logging in more miles in my runs, and I'm also looking closely at the other two disciplines (more yards in the water and more saddle time on the bike) Feels good!

Back to running and writing...


After 3 or 4 visits to different doctors and an 2 MRIs, in the morning of March 24th, 2011, I was going in for surgery to repair the lateral side of the meniscus in my right knee. The surgery was a method I never heard before, “repair with fibrin clot”. They pulled some of my own blood, made a small clot, opened my knee, inserted the clot and stitched the thing back together. Of course I did some research before going for it, what I didn't know was that this is more effective if you're under 25yo, I was 41yo at that time.

Injuries and the road to recovery

6 weeks have passed since the day  I went in for surgery  to repair a meniscus in my right knee. Seems like a short time, but when you're used to being active, and one of the requirements of your job is being healthy, things can get tricky. 
It all started on a bike ride through Paradise Loop in June last year when I thought to my self, I should be recovering, just got back from the Half Iron distance race in Venezuela, where I had a good day until I found out that I missed the last turn-around cone before the finish line, but that's another story.

Breathing and Running

One of my clients recently brought up this subject and I though it would be a good idea to write about it, specially now that the competitive season is getting close.
We can easily not pay attention to our breathing technique, just because it happens naturally, we don't make an effort to breathe unless we start putting our bodies through exercise, raising our heart rates, only then we notice that we might be out of breath.
For swimmers, it's a do or drown thing, we are out of our natural environment when we have our faces in the water, so when practicing the freestyle, butterfly or breath stroke, we have to get our heads out and pull in the air in through our mouths.