Another Weekly Rundown Catch up Post-8/18/08 through 8/31/08

8/18/08 through 8/24/08

Monday
AM Commute to work 12.5 miles bike
6 mile easy run

Tuesday
1 mile warm up (running late!)
5k cross country race (report soon I promise!)
2.25 mile cool down

Wednesday
6 mile easy run

Thursday
12.77 mile run to work. Knee was bothering me after several days of less pain

Friday
Rest

Saturday
~16 miles trail. Knee okay but not 100%

Sunday
11 miles 8:18 pace now left calf added to injury list. Note to self: stop pushing the pace when tired!

8/25/08-8/31/08

Body a wreck so I took three days off running and instead consumed large quantities of wine and ice cream, thankfully no weight gain despite being a slacker. Issues with left calf, right knee, and right foot (pf) (not to mention the mental stress that all these things caused)

Monday
60 minutes upper body and core

Tuesday
Rest

Wednesday
Rest

Thursday
6.5 mile run easy (knee and calf felt exactly the same as before, so glad I took time off, not)
60 minutes yoga

Friday
10.8 mile trail run (knee sore, calf better)

Saturday
Easy 6 miles on trails (knee sore)

Sunday
17 miles with the gals in Solon 8:30 pace (knee sore but tolerable)

The knee has been a problem off and on since GCT four weeks ago. Finally got in to a doc today and prognosis is good. Just a bit of irritation likely from a few months ago when I smacked it on the table. The tendons running from my quad down around the kneecap are just a bit out of sorts. Running is fine and I am not doing any additional damage. Ice after long/hard runs and work on my core, quad, and hip strength until it heals itself. Knee brace is an option if pain is too much while running.

4 comments:

DaisyDuc said...

Pfew, glad to hear the doc visit was a good one!!! Now get yourself on healed up!

duchossois said...

What daisy said!

See ya tomorrow. Looking forward to the sharing the Punxsy experience.

Cliff said...

Long time no chat...:) U ran 11 miles about 16 miles on the trail? Nice.

I got a question. This is regarding knee pains. I ice and stretch after every hard run to keep the knee pain from coming.

I have a few friends who are starting to run and have knee pains as well. What's ur thought on ur own knee pain? Is it a mix of running too hard, imbalance muscles? That's my experience.

JenC said...

Hope it feels good soon. Good luck in Punxy!