Broke my knee in 2018 - 1 MILLION METERS TODAY!

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Broke my knee in 2018 - 1 MILLION METERS TODAY!

Post by Soleith » November 7th, 2019, 5:35 pm

In February 2018, I broke my left tibia plateau skiing (basically my knee). Two operations, 3 months of not walking, 2 months of physio and one conversation with my surgeon telling me not to run for exercise ever again later, I decided to start rowing again for the first time in probably 15+ years so got a rowing machine.

After so long with no exercise, progress was initially slow and I could barely row 4km without feeling like I was dying, but gradually things improved, most of my rows now are either 10 or 15 km.

Well today, after 466 days since I first got on a rowing machine again, I have completed a total of 116 workouts. Those workouts have taken me a total of 71 hours and 46 minutes and apparently in that time I've burnt 61,721 calories.

Most importantly, I have now hit 1 MILLION METERS!
PB Times: 5K 20:31 10K 41:27 15K 1:03:08

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Re: Broke my knee in 2018 - 1 MILLION METERS TODAY!

Post by Dreadfish » November 7th, 2019, 10:17 pm

nice work. its hard coming back from injury... you will find the second million so much easier and quicker. i completed my first million then not long after partially tore my bicep distal tendon. after a year off im back on the erg and on my way to the second million..... (only 600k to go :D :D )
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Re: Broke my knee in 2018 - 1 MILLION METERS TODAY!

Post by max_ratcliffe » November 8th, 2019, 6:29 am

Never heard of that injury before, but it sounds excruciating!

Congratulations on the 1M. There's nothing like exercise for physical and mental well-being - very glad you've found something that you can do without incurring the wrath of your surgeon.
49yo, 84kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 30min=7221m; 10k=42:13; 60min=14112m; HM=1:31.44

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Re: Broke my knee in 2018 - 1 MILLION METERS TODAY!

Post by Dangerscouse » November 8th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Well done. It's a great piece of equipment for low impact fitness
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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