I learned something yesterday… Don’t run hard the day after a hill run!
I over did it and it started with a warning. I was less than a quarter mile into my run when I had such a horrible knee pain that it stopped me in my tracks. I stood there for a minute thinking about hobbling home, but then thought I would try running slowly and see if it still hurt. I was fine. In fact after about another half mile I picked up my pace and had a decent run.
Then I finished.
My knee was not in good shape. I have been running for 10 months, only missing a day or two because of injury, and now 15 days before my first half marathon I am hurting. My knee, my legs and my hip. So I went home after my run and put ice on my knee immediately. After about 20 minutes, I did what all runners do after such a horrible run. I went to Dominos and got 4 pizzas for the kids and me while my lovely wife was sleeping off a migraine.
This morning, things aren’t much better. I may miss my run today, just to play it safe. I definitely don’t want to miss this race. I will wait until this afternoon to make up my mind.
Tomorrow is a practice run for the marathon/half marathon. It starts at 6:30 – ugh. The bad thing is that those of us running the half marathon only run an 8.6 mile course and my goal tomorrow is 12 miles and TJ I am sure wants to run 20. We will see how it goes. We may just continue to run afterwards.
One last mention. RS is back on track. He ran 5 miles yesterday in an 8:30 pace. He was been out with sickness, wisdom teeth extraction and a knee injury, so it was rough getting back into the game. He’s back and I am so excited for him.
I love running.