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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pain free run outside

Day 813 - March 24, 2010

Happy to report that I ran outside today with no pain. Four miles, no problems. Really looking forward to getting back to regular training. I am supposed to race this weekend, but I think I will just use the race as a training run. It will be good to get back outdoors.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

still running

Day 812 - March 23, 2011

Knee is still fine on the treadmill, but not so good on the stairs. Better than Sunday, but still not ready to try outside. Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Running hurt

Day 809 - March 20, 2011

What a 24 hours. This weekend was full of family fun. Saturday night, I tried to sneak in two miles on the treadmill when I had the chance. Everything was going fine, then wham, I was flying through the air backwards. I managed to stick a one point landing, but tweaked my left knee pretty good. At first, I didn't think it was that bad. I got back on the treadmill and finished the 2 miles. It hurt, but I was able to maintain pace.

Today was a different story. I can't walk up or down stairs without pain behind my kneecap. I'm fine on the flat, but stairs kill me.

Dilemma: give up on the streak and rest the knee or test it out on the treadmill. I know, even as I type this I realize how dumb this sounds. But, I'm dumb. I went down to the treadmill, you know, where I got hurt yesterday, and climbed on. I slowly ramped the speed up from walking, to a slow jog, to actual running. NO PAIN!!!

I couldn't believe it. As long as the track was smooth I felt perfectly fine. I knocked out 4 miles in 32 minutes, and that included the slow start.

Leaving the gym I was feeling great - until I got to the last 4 stairs. I couldn't believe the pain on those few steps. Walked the rest of the way back to my room and was fine.

I have no idea what this means for my knee, but I guess I'll be on the treadmill until I can get up and down some steps. Keeping my fingers crossed it will only be a day or two.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rain, Rain, and more rain

Day 795 - March 6, 2011

Wow it is raining hard today. I thought about trying to wait it out, but I gave up and just went. I was drenched by the first mile and ran through ankle deep water at 2 miles.

My lower back has been really tight since I ran long yesterday. Hoping it loosens up later today.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

@$#%@$ wind

March 2, 2011 - Day 791

Still plugging along. Tried a track workout today, but the wind was terrible. My 800 times were worse. Ready to get back home where the wind doesn't blow so much.