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Steve's New Knees...

kneesA note from STEVE EDMONDSON

This message is for MTN:

Hi Guys, I don't know if you remember me, I was the 600 LB man you did an article on. I have

been maintaining around 220 Lbs, and had my summer schedule set. 3 days before Buffalo, my left knee locked up. So on June 11th,

I had total knee replacement on both knees that was 3 weeks ago. Today I did an 8 mile bike ride on my new knees. My knees felt the

best they have in 37 years..I had my first chunk of cartilage taken out in 1976. The new knees they gave me are called Stryker...

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feetBy Ben Ewers (benewers.blogspot.com)

I had been holding my cards for as long as I could, but I just cancelled out of Kansas 70.3 to be held on June 9th. Very tough decision as this was a target race for me. I had planned on finishing first in my age group and qualifying for the World Championship 70.3 race to be held in Nevada in September. I have a backup qualifier in mind -- Racine 70.3 scheduled in July. But, not getting to race at Kansas is kinda like getting a flat on a bike ride and using up your only spare. The uncertainty of whether you will finish the ride or get another flat is unnerving.

The reason I cancelled is I have another injury. Following my race two weeks ago Saturday, I took a recovery bike ride on Sunday and swam/ran on Monday. Tuesday morning I could hardly walk. It appeared I had a good case of the shin splints on my right leg. Haven't had shin splints since High School. So I followed the RICE rule (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) but continued to swim and bike as the pain was not excruciating for those exercises (as...

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