Saturday, July 19, 2014

Injury update

Today marks 15 days past my hiccup from the 18 miler 2 weeks ago.

Last Saturday I did a 46 mile bike ride in 3 hours. There were tons of hills and overall a great workout.

Monday I attempted to run, and I hobbled 2 miles and my knee hurt all day.

Tuesday I biked 20 miles.

Wedensday - I did run 5 miles, 2 outside (did not feel good) and 3 on the treadmill (felt great). At this point I'm feeling hopeful that the treadmill will be my savior because it's so soft and cushy.

Thursday - rest.

Friday - biked 22 miles of hills, feeling great.

Saturday (today) - I wanted to run around 12-15 miles but I'm just hoping for no pain. I went to the gym and hopped on the treadmill. .7 miles in I am not feeling good. I don't push it and hop on the elliptical instead. 1 hour and 7 "miles" later I decide to attempt the treadmill again. Success!!!! 7.3 miles to add to the .7 I did earlier = 8 miles of running and my knee doesn't hurt at ALL!

I am proud of myself for taking time off and biking and ellipticalling instead of pushing through pain. The marathon is in 8 weeks, and I'm thinking I am back to my scheduled training on Monday! I'll stick to the treadmill next week to ensure no more setbacks, but things are looking up!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Unfortunately, I've had another "hiccup" with my running. The knee pain is back.


I was an idiot and pushed through my 18 mile run on Saturday even though my knee started hurting early on. IDIOT. It hurt constantly all day Saturday and Sunday, and then started fading.

I tried running Tuesday. 10 steps in - fail.

I tried running this morning. 10 steps in - fail.

I am trying to stay positive and cross training like a mother. I am biking every other day and stretching and rolling and icing like crazy. I'll attempt another run on Saturday but I am fully prepared to have to bike 50 miles instead.

The last time I had a major hiccup was after a 10K I ran. It took 2 weeks before I was feeling good that time, so I'm thinking it will be the same here. That's ok. I can take a 2 week long cross training break without killing my training plan. After my "break" I will still have a full 8 weeks of training to make up anything I've lost (which shouldn't be much).

Only a week and a half before running again. Bring on the biking!