Thursday, August 21, 2014

Don't Screw it Up!!

I went out to do sleds today and felt pretty good.  As my stride length was extending as I walked toward the starting point of my first 50m, I felt a gentle "tugging" where my leg has been healing.  Though I have no pain, I jogged like 5% and still felt the tugging.  That is healing scar tissue and with one big step my healing clock may start over at zero days.  So after two I stopped. 

I figure that since I have been under cautious and cost me about five days in my recovery, I would be overcautious here and make some days up.  Leg lifts and bars felt great at 100%. 

I think by next Thursday I can vault from 2 lefts/4 steps but may wait one more week just to be overcautious.  OR I will just run and show up at the San Diego Senior Games on my big poles with no jumps for six weeks.  Either way I think I will be fine.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  Bubba

Heart - "Crazy On You" -

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Moving Along!! Happy Days Ahead!!

My leg is finally not noticeable when I walk, even fast.  Therefore I will try slow sleds and leg lifts tomorrow.  My back is also better but we will see how it feels after training tomorrow.  Wish me luck.  I think I've turned the corner.  If I have I will jump low level a week from tomorrow.  Thanks for your support!  Bubba

General Public - "Tenderness" -

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back At It!!

MY body felt very good today.  Surprising to me how much of a loser and slug I feel like for taking two days off.  I needed to do something!!!! I'm back!!  Thanks for being here!  Bubba

Blue Oyster Cult - "Dominance and Submission" -  This song title is SO about masters training.  You build up this awesome momentum where you feel dominant, and then one little ding brings you crashing back to submission.

Monday, August 18, 2014


I went to the track today and almost ran.  I said that until I could walk normally with no pain at a fast rate that I wouldn't run.  I'm almost there, but not quite there so I didn't.

I went to the gym and got out of the car to go lift legs, bars, etc.  I stopped when I thought about how much better my back is, but it's not quite there.  It's almost there.

So tomorrow and Wednesday I will do my garage lifts and stretches, and by Thursday when it's time from sleds, legs and bars again I will be ready. 

The fact is that I'm so much better that I've never been this happy to be almost OK.  But that is where I am; almost.  Have a great day!  Bubba

Funky Texas band, Bowling for Soup - "Almost" -

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Time to Get Going!!

Yep - how I feel when I can't train - fat, eat too much and agitated,
and that was after ONE day off!
I tried to take another day off today because my little back over stretch still isn't quite where I want it.  It didn't completely work as I went down to Laguna, Aliso, Doheney and Capistrano beaches looking for a place to do some soft sand running.  I used to do this in Newport but that's quite the road trip.  Anyway I think the beach between Laguna and Aliso will work the best.  I'm planning on this as a recovery day following my jump days.  At lest my leg didn't hurt to run soft sand!

Sometimes you have to get out of your own way.  I think I lost three days in my recovery by not resting three days.  At least I stopped when I saw that.  Have a great Sunday and thanks for your support!  Bubba

Real Life - "Send Me an Angel" -

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Day Off!!

I stretched A LOT yesterday and my leg feels much better.  Unfortunately I think I over stretched my back a little, so I will take today off as a precaution.  Sleds, bars and legs tomorrow ... hopefully.  Thanks for your support and have a wonderful Saturday!!  Bubba

Pat Travers - "Crash & Burn" -

Friday, August 15, 2014


In some ways my leg is much better, and in others it seems much worse.  What I know is that I now have to train not to hurt it.  Thinking I could resume running sleds at 20% yesterday only to get slapped down to under 5%.  That was a discouraging wake up call.  But the rule is, stay under the pain threshold and it will get better quickly. 

This is not a hamstring because I can lift heavy and feel nothing.  It's not the groin or the quad, it's a little muscle on the inside of the leg.  The last time I had this little ding it went away and I was fine pretty quickly.  That only happens if I leave it alone or stay under the pain threshold. 

As my orthopedic surgeon used to say, "Bone heals in 8-10 weeks, so if a soft tissue injury takes longer than that then you just flat aren't letting it heal".  Message received.  Have a great day and thanks for coming by!  Bubba

From the super group, Black Country Communion - "Great Divide" -  Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple, Jason Bonham and the great Joe Bonamassa on guitar.