Thanks for your comments on your experience. I have done 4 IM's so if I didn't get to do another one it's really no big deal. Long course racing is very time consuming and I was enjoying it less and less with every passing year.
I was planning a 50 mile run and hoping to qualify for the Western States 100 in October but that will have to be sidelined for now.
Same with my plans to try out Cyclocross this fall. The last thing I want to do is be just barely healed and then hammer on my bike during cross season.
I came to Triathlon to stay in shape in the off season from XC skiing. I have not skied at all in the past year and I really miss it. My plan for now is to get my knee operated on, go through the rehab and religiously do my exercises and strength building. I hope that I can return to the skis for a season of strengthening my knees and dropping some weight, including a lot of swimming and weights in the process. We just got the first ever West Coast Biathlon Training Center established at Northstar @ Tahoe last winter so I am looking at getting into the sport. XC skis and Guns, bring it baby!!!
Currently drooling over this:
I will post on my progress from time to time.
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