Monday, June 15, 2009

Day 527 - 531 The Insanity Continues

Hi there. Greetings from your average, ordinary, streak-running idiot. Good News and Bad News on the running front.

Good News: On Saturday I decided, why not just keep doing the ultra training plan? See what happens? How far can I go? That means hey let's go run an 8 miler! Yeah. And since I've been running piddling one milers for so long, lets do some SPEED! (Yeah I know it's all relative.) Lets practice the 5 minutes running one minute walking approach, and really bust those five minute stretches. End result? 8 miles in 80:47 which considering there was (after one mile of continuous running mind you) about eleven minutes of speed walking in there, pretty ridiculously fast for me. Yeah me!

Bad News: Who was the idiot who decided to run more than one mile? Did he forget what the knife-like pain in the knee feels like the day after? One hour after? The limping? The dread of stairs? The looks, the pointing, the snickering, the "what happened to you??"? Apparently he did. Someone smack him.

Right so I'm still pondering/looking for a specialist to go to, and looking at the physical therapy orders the doctor gave. Apparently there are some opinions out there that suggest PT for runner's knee type issues, which this could be. Enh. I kinda wish it wouldn't stop hurting because then maybe I would have fewer of these insanity moments...

Back to the leg-dragging one milers. Cheers! :)

527 - 1.2 in 12:35 followed by 45 minutes of soccer. The twisted ankle says hi!
528 - 1.0 in 11:42
529 - 1.0 in 12:01
530 - 8.0 in 80:47 - The rain and hail, hope you are doing well...
531 - 1.0 in 13:42 - running like I live in Notre Dame and spend a lot of time at the chiropractor...










6 comments:

Vava said...

Dude, stretch those quads and hamstrings and when the pain subsides strengthen the quads and hip flexors. Hey, if it's "runner's knee" then, by extension, you are a runner! Congrats!

Nitmos said...

I've heard Wilford Brimley can take the pain away simply by wishing it so. Maybe you should write him.

try running said...

Try taping some marshmellows around your knee for support. If it doesn't work, just start a new streak of eating one marshmellow a day. Now that is a delicious streak. You might want to start that regardless of the knee.

joyRuN said...

Who's Wilford Brimley? I need to write that dude too.

That's how I reaggravated my ankle. After 2-3 milers feeling fine, I pushed it by picking up the distance AND speed. When will we ever learn?

Tom said...
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Tom said...

oops wrong ling

_this_ is Wilford

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXEi7wN-Qug