Broke my knee in 2018 - 1 MILLION METERS TODAY!

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Soleith
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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 Erik A » 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, 82kg
PBs: 1'=328m; 500m=1:38.2; 1k=3:25:1; 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 6k=23:24; 30'=7534m; 10k=40.28; 60'=14621m; HM=1:27:46

2020 goals:
1k - sub 3:30; 30' > 7500m; 60' > 14600m; HM sub 1:29.00
2k - sub 7:15; 5k - sub 19:20; 10k - sub 40:00;

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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
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by DavidA » November 21st, 2019, 4:41 pm

Soleith wrote:
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!
Awesome job!
I'm sure that it really feels good after having to take so much time off.

David
59 y / 70 kg / 173 cm / 5 kids / 12 grandkids :)
Received my model C erg 18-Dec-1994

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