This week was 47 miles of running, ~1000 yards of swimming and 18 "miles" of pool-running -- training log is here.
This was the week I got my first round of platelet lysate injections in my lumbar area - judging from the location of the injections, it looks like my doctor injected at both the L4/L5 junction and the L5/S1 junction.
The injections were remarkably easy and pain-free - definitely not as painful as PRP. I think part was the location - back injections hurt less than ankle injections. And part may be that the practice uses more lidocaine to numb the injection site than they used to.
Platelet lysate is supposed to kick in a bit slower than cortisone (but also last longer), and that has been consistent with my experience. I did not have the AHA experience within the first 24 hours of injection that I did with the cortisone shot last month. But it really does seem like things are better than they were last week already, and that's a good sign.
Monday: 9 "miles" of pool-running and upper body weights/core. Foam rolling at night.