Preparation 2.4 Training Report


I was too optimistic that the swelling in my right thumb and right calf was diminishing. In fact, both of my knees are now swollen and I’m still unable to pedal my trike. I have an appointment with my primary care doctor on Thursday, June 29. I fear that I have developed gout, which is not going to be healed in time for National Senior Games (NSG). After discussing this new development with my coach, we are in agreement that I need to withdraw from both upcoming races. I’m simply not going to be strong enough to load and unload my trike from my car, let alone be able to race over two days.

The next opportunity to race at NSG will be in 2025. After a recovery period to reduce my pain and swelling issues, we’ve going to start training for the triple World Record attempts in early 2024.