So...seeing as how I've been cleared to ease back into EASY training, I have done a few very simple test workouts over the last 5 days. (I use the term workout very liberally here.)
First, I spent nearly a half hour on an indoor bike on easy resistance. No problems.
Next, I ran 1.75 miles. This was tougher on me and my quads were sore for a few days afterward.
Today, I tried a simple breast stroke to see if my arm mobility would support it now. I managed about 100 slow yards before I deciding it was time to stop while I was ahead.
During these days I have also been mixing in the exercises my physical therapist has given me to do.
So far, so good with all of the above.
Today held one of the biggest surprises for me for an end to my competitive year. I received the following via email earlier today.
Congratulations Richard Tramm. You have qualified for the Olympic-Distance race at
the 2013 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships on August 10 in Milwaukee,
Wis., after finishing in the top 10 percent in your age group at the 2012 Clear Lake International Triathlon.
All I can say is, WOW! What a way to end my year!