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Old 11-16-2008, 06:29 PM   #12
Stephen R. Lampl
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Re: Over 50 Crossfitters Sign In

Originally Posted by Mark Ervi View Post
......... I have had few injuries doing Crossfit. Everything has usually healed well. I have some chronic problems with the achilles band from the bottom of my calf to the top of my heel. Usually flares up when I do much road running or much distance. So, I never go more than a 5k, and usually stick to much less. Treadmill running is definitely easier on it, and sometimes I get on the bike like you.

Thanks for your kind words! I tore an Achilles 28 years ago playing street football. Since that time, I have been a "stretching fool" with regard to my legs (especially from the knees down) and have not suffered so much as more than minor discomfort, thank goodness. I guess that if we work as hard as most cross fitters do, we are likely to sustain some type of injury as we go along. I'd like to remain injury free, but the tradeoff so far has been a no brainer.
Steve 5'10"/197/60 yrs. My Log Perseverance through adversity
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