Not even my ultra-movie-marathon went as planned. I DNF'd after three movies, and only two of them were Jamie Lee Curtis movies. It's amazing how few Jamie Lee Curtis movies our local video store has. So, after "True Lies", "A Fish Called Wanda", and then the non-Jamie Lee Curtis movie "Mulholland Dr.", I was through. I probably could have gone on but I think my goal of six or seven movies in a row was simply too ambitious.
As far as my running goes, I'm at a weird point. I'm almost 100% positive that what I'm dealing with is RUNNER'S KNEE. The good thing about this is that rest is the main remedy. The bad thing is that I have to rest. My original plan (last week) was to take the weekend off and then pick up the running yesterday, but I want to play this very safe and get all the rest my knee needs. So I will most likely take this week off as well, with another trial run Friday or Saturday to see how everything feels. I'm icing, elevating, taking ibuprofen, heating, etc. And my Tiger Tail came in a couple days ago so I've been rolling my legs like a crazy person to work those fatigued quads and tight hammies and calves. Everything feels good and mentally I think I've rested it enough to go out and run today, but I just want to play it safe and take a few more days off.
Has anyone had experience with this? All the literature online says I need to "rest", but there is never a prescribed length of time. I know I don't want to rest too long because I will lose my conditioning, but...
Anyway, I'm still preparing as though I'm running the Cle Elum 50k on Sept. 15th. But I also know that this race, as much as I WANT to run it, is not my main focus. My main focus must be the JFK 50 in November. So I want to play it smart.
I'm in better spirits now then I was this time last week. It's tough to have to take this time off after my training had been going beautifully. But I'll be back soon. :)