I've been in perpetual recovery mode during the past four weeks since the JFK 50. My left knee is still not quite ready to go full speed. I haven't put in more than 20 miles in any week since JFK. It's getting a bit frustrating. It feels like the same thing that was wrong with my right knee this summer. So I've been doing the normal stuff - rest, ice, massage, ibuprofen, etc. I have six full weeks before the Rocky Raccoon 100. So of course I'm a bit anxious about getting ready in time. I was hoping to come out of JFK and keep putting on the miles, but that hasn't happened. Oh well. I've recommitted myself to the gym during these next six weeks. I need to refocus on my legs and core. I've even inked gym workouts into my running schedule. I think this will help out my knee tremendously. Until now I've always just gone to the gym when I felt like I had time - which wasn't often.
I love winter running. (Pause) Not.
But seriously, I don't mind running in the snow as long as it isn't below ten degrees or the snow isn't slushy. Today temps rose above freezing for the first time in a couple of weeks and everything is slush. I took the pups to the park and Sadie and I played catch with snowballs. It's cute watching Shasta run through the snow with her short legs.
Dang! Sounds like you've got a good recovery plan going for the knee. Hang in there!ReplyDelete
Just found your blog, and I have to say that your *Personal Best* section made me LOL!!! Love the sneezes :PReplyDelete
Sorry about your knee!!
Take care of those knees!! Are you doing massage too? trigger point? Good luck!ReplyDelete
I need to do some quad stregthening also. Its an area that can easily get over looked in the race to fit in our weekly mileage goals isn't it.ReplyDelete
Is that a 100 miler or a 100K? Hmmm. Off to find out! Yes!! A lot of knee issues are due to imbalances in the muscle groups. Hitting the gym sounds like a great idea!!!!ReplyDelete
Take care and becareful on those knees!ReplyDelete
Great clip...not. LOLReplyDelete
Hope your knee is doing better!
So, you have decided to do the 100 miler, huh? I knew you would be one of those crazies! You will practically be running in my parents backyard. I wonder how far north the course goes. My parents are in Madisonville, about 15 miles north of Huntsville. You should wonder up that way. I know my parents would enjoy seeing you.ReplyDelete
Boo to the knee troubles, hope the cross training brings relief. I don't mind running in the slushy snow or near freezing temp, it's the early darkness in the day that I'm not a fan of.ReplyDelete
Easy on those knees. Hope you are doing better, but 100 miles?????ReplyDelete
Legs and core... you said it and it is something I am making a must this training go around. I think I have learned a huge lesson based on my races this past year. Running Ultra's is a lot more than miles on the feet.ReplyDelete
With six weeks to go there is not much more time for recovery. Running in the snow... you are so lucky!!
I love winter running. Not.ReplyDelete
Only when it is above 20 degrees with no wind!!
I love the Borat throw back! I think I need to see that movie again.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing you run for more than 24 hours, so hope your knee starts feeling better.