5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

From the CRASH-B's to an online challenge, discuss the competitive side of erging here.

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby remisture » November 14th, 2017, 9:48 am

Well done, Cyclingman1!
Image
173 cm, 98 kg, '85 model

Training log | Instagram
User avatar
remisture
6k Poster
 
Posts: 636
Joined: September 23rd, 2015, 8:03 am
Location: Bergen, Norway

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Cyclingman1 » November 14th, 2017, 12:51 pm

Just trying to make progress on a goal. Takes a lot of patience and faith to go through a process that hopefully will yield a result months down the road. Milestones are important. Last 2K, 6:58.1, was Oct 9. Need another one soon.
JimG, Gainesville, Ga, 72,190lb,76”. PBs since age 66: (.5,1,2,5,6,10K)1:30.8, 3:14.1, 6:40.7, 17:34, 21:18.1, 36:21.7;
(1,30,60’)332, 8337, 16237; (HM)1:20:25.
Cyclingman1
10k Poster
 
Posts: 1468
Joined: February 7th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Location: Gainesville, Ga

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Cyclingman1 » November 30th, 2017, 5:54 pm

I debate even posting this. Not good news for me. Developed strong case of piriformis syndrome since my last decent row 2.5 weeks ago. Can't straighten leg without pain in butt [try rowing]. Sciatica down leg, calf, ankle. After about 12 days of this and using heat and ice, go to sports medicine orthopedist. Course, it's a crap shoot. Not like I can get 5 of them on a conference call and find who has a clue about the piriformis. So this dude, fairly reluctantly, injects a steroid. He had only a vague idea of what he was doing. The real way to do it is with fluoroscopy to direct the needle. No real progress since injection. Will have to take another turn at another place in a week or so. This is going to take weeks to get resolved - and that is best case. For now, the end of 2K fast time hunting. Need to refocus anyway. BTW, injury not from rowing, but won't go into all of that.
JimG, Gainesville, Ga, 72,190lb,76”. PBs since age 66: (.5,1,2,5,6,10K)1:30.8, 3:14.1, 6:40.7, 17:34, 21:18.1, 36:21.7;
(1,30,60’)332, 8337, 16237; (HM)1:20:25.
Cyclingman1
10k Poster
 
Posts: 1468
Joined: February 7th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Location: Gainesville, Ga

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby G-dub » November 30th, 2017, 7:24 pm

Terrible luck Jim. Hope it sorts out soon.
Glenn Walters: 5'-8" X 192 lbs. Bday 01/09/1962
Image
G-dub
Half Marathon Poster
 
Posts: 2924
Joined: September 27th, 2014, 12:52 pm
Location: Asheville, NC

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby DavidA » December 1st, 2017, 3:31 pm

Cyclingman1 wrote:I debate even posting this. Not good news for me. Developed strong case of piriformis syndrome since my last decent row 2.5 weeks ago. Can't straighten leg without pain in butt [try rowing]. Sciatica down leg, calf, ankle. After about 12 days of this and using heat and ice, go to sports medicine orthopedist. Course, it's a crap shoot. Not like I can get 5 of them on a conference call and find who has a clue about the piriformis. So this dude, fairly reluctantly, injects a steroid. He had only a vague idea of what he was doing. The real way to do it is with fluoroscopy to direct the needle. No real progress since injection. Will have to take another turn at another place in a week or so. This is going to take weeks to get resolved - and that is best case. For now, the end of 2K fast time hunting. Need to refocus anyway. BTW, injury not from rowing, but won't go into all of that.


I'm sorry to hear that.
I hope it is resolved soon.

David
57 y / 70 kg / 173 cm / 5 kids / 10 grandkids :)
Received my model C erg 18-Dec-1994
DavidA
6k Poster
 
Posts: 805
Joined: March 16th, 2006, 4:35 pm
Location: Amberley Village, OH

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Cyclingman1 » May 13th, 2018, 10:58 am

No real good place for this post. I do it here because I left a loose end.
In any event, after a nightmarish 6 months of conditions, injuries, and surgeries, I actually sat on a rower for the first time since Nov, 2017.

I only wish that the previous post of piriformis syndrome described my situation last Nov.
In actuality what we're speaking of is a pretty severe L5-S1 disc herniation with microdiscectomy in Jan. Then the fun starts. Developed spinal leak with incredible headaches. Blacked out and had an awkward fall with hard to determine damage. Numerous spinal epidurals for diagnostic purposes. Then evidence of hip joint damage. THR on May 7. Now in the midst of THR recovery. Been confined to bed for most of last 6 months. Fitness level now near zero. After sixty years of athletics, I've hit bottom.

Last 2 days on rower. 750m @2:40; 600m @2:42. Back pain due to limited range of motion. Right thigh very swollen. It appears that I am now light years away from a 7min 2K, to say the least.

And lastly, re: 5K WR, 70+, that is now in the hands of TJ Oesterling. As well as 6K and 30min. I sure wish I had not broken down to give him a battle. I definitely had time in the tank last year.
JimG, Gainesville, Ga, 72,190lb,76”. PBs since age 66: (.5,1,2,5,6,10K)1:30.8, 3:14.1, 6:40.7, 17:34, 21:18.1, 36:21.7;
(1,30,60’)332, 8337, 16237; (HM)1:20:25.
Cyclingman1
10k Poster
 
Posts: 1468
Joined: February 7th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Location: Gainesville, Ga

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Dangerscouse » May 13th, 2018, 3:45 pm

Cyclingman1 wrote:No real good place for this post. I do it here because I left a loose end.
In any event, after a nightmarish 6 months of conditions, injuries, and surgeries, I actually sat on a rower for the first time since Nov, 2017.

I only wish that the previous post of piriformis syndrome described my situation last Nov.
In actuality what we're speaking of is a pretty severe L5-S1 disc herniation with microdiscectomy in Jan. Then the fun starts. Developed spinal leak with incredible headaches. Blacked out and had an awkward fall with hard to determine damage. Numerous spinal epidurals for diagnostic purposes. Then evidence of hip joint damage. THR on May 7. Now in the midst of THR recovery. Been confined to bed for most of last 6 months. Fitness level now near zero. After sixty years of athletics, I've hit bottom.

Last 2 days on rower. 750m @2:40; 600m @2:42. Back pain due to limited range of motion. Right thigh very swollen. It appears that I am now light years away from a 7min 2K, to say the least.

And lastly, re: 5K WR, 70+, that is now in the hands of TJ Oesterling. As well as 6K and 30min. I sure wish I had not broken down to give him a battle. I definitely had time in the tank last year.


Sorry to hear this Jim. Hopefully you will be back on form soon. My wife suffered from a degenerated disc for years and had a full disc replacement just over two years so I have some very small insight into what you are going through.
44 Years Old; 6' 4"; 95kg; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:38; 5k= 17:29; 6k= 21:54; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,242m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

Instagram: stuwenman
Dangerscouse
10k Poster
 
Posts: 1033
Joined: April 27th, 2014, 11:11 am
Location: Liverpool, England

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby DavidA » May 18th, 2018, 2:29 pm

Cyclingman1 wrote:No real good place for this post. I do it here because I left a loose end.
In any event, after a nightmarish 6 months of conditions, injuries, and surgeries, I actually sat on a rower for the first time since Nov, 2017.

I only wish that the previous post of piriformis syndrome described my situation last Nov.
In actuality what we're speaking of is a pretty severe L5-S1 disc herniation with microdiscectomy in Jan. Then the fun starts. Developed spinal leak with incredible headaches. Blacked out and had an awkward fall with hard to determine damage. Numerous spinal epidurals for diagnostic purposes. Then evidence of hip joint damage. THR on May 7. Now in the midst of THR recovery. Been confined to bed for most of last 6 months. Fitness level now near zero. After sixty years of athletics, I've hit bottom.

Last 2 days on rower. 750m @2:40; 600m @2:42. Back pain due to limited range of motion. Right thigh very swollen. It appears that I am now light years away from a 7min 2K, to say the least.

And lastly, re: 5K WR, 70+, that is now in the hands of TJ Oesterling. As well as 6K and 30min. I sure wish I had not broken down to give him a battle. I definitely had time in the tank last year.


I'm sorry to hear about all of that. I hope that is all, and that you can now work towards a good recovery.
Starting to be able to do a little bit I think is good for you mentally, and I wish you the best on continued progress, and health.

David
57 y / 70 kg / 173 cm / 5 kids / 10 grandkids :)
Received my model C erg 18-Dec-1994
DavidA
6k Poster
 
Posts: 805
Joined: March 16th, 2006, 4:35 pm
Location: Amberley Village, OH

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby hjs » May 19th, 2018, 3:14 am

Missed this one.

Hang in there Jim. Try to get going again.
For my training see twitter @Hjsrowing
User avatar
hjs
Marathon Poster
 
Posts: 7350
Joined: March 16th, 2006, 3:18 pm
Location: Amstelveen the netherlands

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Cyclingman1 » May 19th, 2018, 9:00 am

hjs wrote:Hang in there Jim. Try to get going again.


Thanks Henry.

Erging has/had become very important to me over the last 6 yrs. I took it up on a fluke and I surprised myself with some success. But this phase of my life is surely the bottom. My injuries/condition have brought me to my knees. It is not even clear that I will be OK after THR recovery. More may be needed. My goal is to walk down the street a ways. But I hold out that I can come back and be near the athlete that I was for nearly 60 yrs. Don't count me out, no one has more determination.

DavidA wrote:Starting to be able to do a little bit I think is good for you mentally


It's the only thing keeping me going.
JimG, Gainesville, Ga, 72,190lb,76”. PBs since age 66: (.5,1,2,5,6,10K)1:30.8, 3:14.1, 6:40.7, 17:34, 21:18.1, 36:21.7;
(1,30,60’)332, 8337, 16237; (HM)1:20:25.
Cyclingman1
10k Poster
 
Posts: 1468
Joined: February 7th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Location: Gainesville, Ga

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Gammmmo » May 19th, 2018, 9:08 am

@Jim - wow, sorry to hear about all this. I know how tough this must be being a similar mindset to yourself and needing hard physical activity. Chin up, fella.... ;)
46M, 5'11" 73kg, ex bike time trialler.
Image
Targets: 36:59(10K), >8200m for 30mins, <6:45(2K)

Erg on!
User avatar
Gammmmo
10k Poster
 
Posts: 1327
Joined: March 26th, 2016, 1:12 pm

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Cyclist2 » May 20th, 2018, 12:23 pm

Cyclingman1 wrote:After sixty years of athletics, I've hit bottom.
Well, there is only one way to go then, and it's obvious you'll be working hard at it. Hope your re-start is successful and you're back in shape soon. Keep us posted.
Mark Underwood. Rower first, cyclist too.
Cyclist2
5k Poster
 
Posts: 580
Joined: December 13th, 2006, 8:20 pm
Location: Bremerton, WA

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Hillclimber » May 21st, 2018, 12:15 am

Jim, sorry to hear of your injury challenges. I’ve had some recent experience with previously inconceivably light splits due to health issues myself. Damn humbling is what it is. All we can do is keep at it.

Cyclingman1 wrote:Don't count me out, no one has more determination.

Exactly.

Hope you’re feeling stronger soon.

Damien
59, 6-5_218 lbs
Damien Roohr
Hillclimber
2k Poster
 
Posts: 350
Joined: October 21st, 2014, 9:33 am
Location: Canton, CT; US

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Cyclingman1 » May 21st, 2018, 8:37 am

It's virtually impossible to conceive that all of the enjoyment and performances can come to an abrupt end. It strikes me that the possibility increases as one ages. Don't take it all for granted. Health permitting, I'll be trying to climb out of the hole.
JimG, Gainesville, Ga, 72,190lb,76”. PBs since age 66: (.5,1,2,5,6,10K)1:30.8, 3:14.1, 6:40.7, 17:34, 21:18.1, 36:21.7;
(1,30,60’)332, 8337, 16237; (HM)1:20:25.
Cyclingman1
10k Poster
 
Posts: 1468
Joined: February 7th, 2012, 6:23 pm
Location: Gainesville, Ga

Re: 5K WR, 70+, HWt - sorta

Postby Remo » June 9th, 2018, 2:58 pm

Cyclingman1 wrote:Then the fun starts. Developed spinal leak with incredible headaches. ... Numerous spinal epidurals for diagnostic purposes.


Sounds just like the Golden State Warrior's coach Steve Kerr

Best wishes on getting better
Stewart https://log.concept2.com/profile/4926
Started rowing at Cal in 1975 and sculled for a few years thereafter. Still follow the sport religiously. Have kept in shape with occasional bouts with the erg, a bit more often recently
User avatar
Remo
500m Poster
 
Posts: 56
Joined: October 17th, 2017, 7:21 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Competition

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest