There's a nice little path down by the railroad track that we've been running on this week. Sadie, as you can see from the photo, is very excited to be back on a running routine.
My knee is feeling decent. Eighteen pain-free miles this week. It still feels weak, but with each run it's feeling better and I'm feeling more confident. Sadie is acting like she's okay with these three and four mile runs by the railroad track, but I can tell she'd much rather be on the trails. I'm hoping by April that the trails on Moscow Mt. will be melted enough to run.
The Spokane River 50 km trail run is in late April and I'd like to be ready for it, but I realize that it might be a stretch to expect that I'll be completely ready by then. My main goal for this season is to be injury-free for the Iceland ultra and White River 50 in July. Any race I can do before then will be a nice bonus.
I'm excited to be running again. This might be another fun year.
Check out my running sticks below.
Anything outdoors is better than the treadmill, right? ;-)ReplyDelete
Good to hear it's all going well! Aren't you worried about Sadie if a train comes by?ReplyDelete
Glad Sadie hasn't left you. Did you want to be in the will? You crack me up. :DReplyDelete
Awesome that your knee is feeling better! Nice stick-work ;-)ReplyDelete
Um, my mom always told me not to play on the train tracks...ReplyDelete
Love the running sticks! Glad you have been able to get in some nice runs lately.ReplyDelete
it's amazing that you keep running after injuries and soreness. you rock!ReplyDelete
My training partners tried to tie me to some tracks once...aww..those were the good ol days. LOLReplyDelete
It's much more important to be healthy and injury free. It's also good to focus on your big goals and leave the rest as a bonus. You're a smart man!ReplyDelete
I am a tennis fanatic with "runner's knee". I find your posts inspiring, but I also think you're pushing yourself too hard!! I have been doing stationary bike/ swim cross-training to get some muscle mass in my quads. Plus stretching and tons of time off. The thing that has helped me the most, stragely enough, was spending two hours in a hot-spring soak in Idaho Springs, Colorado. I think many of our joint/muscle problems have to do with our food being grown in played-out soil. Modern man is literally nutrient deprived. Please, find a mineral hot spring (certainly Iceland will have them) and take some mineral supplements, vitamins, especially C and D. I find magnessium supplements and soaks (in the bathtub) have really helped a lot. Sorry for the rambling....ReplyDelete
Injury free must always be the main goal. I often thought to run along the train tracks but I never found a mate to run with.ReplyDelete
glad to see your back out there. I got to get back going now that I am done with my vacation. I have a friend that runs near a rail road track says it is good trainingReplyDelete
Gotta love the outdoor running! :)ReplyDelete