So the new girl at work has run a marathon before. And track/cross-country in high school. I was talking with her about my runner's knee hoping maybe she had something wonderfully insightful that I haven't heard yet. Here's a recap of the insightful conversation:
Her - Do you stretch?
Me - Yes.
Her - Maybe you need new shoes. Do you keep track of the miles?
Me - Yes.
Her - Sometimes you can increase your weekly mileage too fast.
Me - Yeah, but I've been following a training schedule almost exactly.
Her - Try running on something other than concrete or asphalt.
Me - Most of my runs are on dirt or gravel.
Her - Well, some people just weren't born with the ability to run.
Me - Thanks. Talk to you later. (I don't like your shoes. So there!)
Thanks for the inspiration. What is this, a couple questions that don't solve anything then immediately suggest I change my life plan??? Last running conversation I have with her. Maybe last anything conversation.
Anyway, Sadie and I went out for a lovely five mile run. No knee pain or any discomfort. My quads are still a little tight from all the quad exercises I've been doing. But a little running will solve that problem.
I feel I may be getting back into the groove. Still going to take it easy this weekend, but I am feeling much more optimistic about my chances of finishing a 50k next weekend within the eight hour time limit. (you have permission to begin heckling me for even thinking about the 50k right now...)
Today - 5 pain free miles on no treadmill