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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Forced base-building

What makes a stiff knee stiffer? Not running for three days.
I hadnt run since Sunday. Deliberately took Monday off. And Tuesday off. Was going to run Wednesday but it was running. So I had to, had to run Thursday or I felt I was going to turn to mush.
My right knee, which I twisted a week before the 3M Half Marathon, is really really stiff and sore and all this inactivity made it cry - no, make that made me cry - "uncle' Thursday morning. The first few miles were brutal, just brutal. I started at Zilcher park, ran down Barton Springs, through Town Lake and past the Austin American Statesman to Riverside.
By then, I'd run three miles and my average pace was about 9:20 or so and I just was not feeling it whatsoever. Soon, though, my knee warmed up a little - and I was able to run closer to 8:00 min/mile pace... By then, though, the seven-mile run was over and I hopped my soggy ass in the car and drove home to get ready for work.
I guess the one good thing about my last two (slow) runs is that I'm base-building. Woohoo.


Blogger fraizerbaz said...

Oh, no - not the dreaded knee! I wish there was some kind of magic pill for the knee ailments. There's no telling what I'd be doing, if it weren't for my stupid left knee.

Hope it feels better soon!

February 4, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

bummer hope your knee feels better soon!

February 4, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
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February 6, 2010 at 5:10 AM  

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