When I say my knee isn’t pleased, I don’t mean I’m in pain. Just that I’m feeling twinges in my knee more than is normal for me and I felt it tighten up at the end of one run (my easy run).
I am trying to be cautious and wondering if maybe I need to take a day off running. And this truly did come completely out of the blue: it hasn’t bothered me for months and I haven’t been increasing my distance too fast.
The only thing I can think of is maybe running too fast; which really sucks because I don’t run fast! Or maybe I tweaked it during strength training, which would be ironic since I strength train partially to avoid injuries.
My long run went well, though. Of course I taped the offending knee.
A very, very busy day: walk the dogs, come back & feed everyone, go for an easy run, do my after run preventative exercises, take the dogs to the vet, lunch, out to the library because the online system only renewed my books for 4 days, strength training.
First run with my new Garmin Vivoactive & I really like it.
I so didn’t want to make dinner. . . but I did.
Hill repeats & yup, another rain threat. It rained a tiny bit beforehand, but the sun decided to come out for our run — just when you really don’t want it to — plus a nice gust of wind in the face up that 11th (and thankfully last) time. Thanks a lot.
I actually felt my knee tighten up at the end of Monday’s easy run & a few twinges during the day on Tuesday so I taped it. Better safe (I hope) than sorry.
Not to mention there were only 3 of us & the other 2 are much faster than me.
But I got it done. I just keep telling myself this is going to translate into a faster fall half. Right? Right?
A nice relaxing swim. Chores around the house. And kettlebells.
Running solo & I thought it was a tempo run, but when I looked at the schedule it was just 30 minutes easy. Which was good because I’m still having on & off twinges in my knee all week; I taped my knee again.
Normally I do a short kettlebell on Fridays. Because of the on & off knee twings, & the fact that I have a sneaking suspicion that I tweaked it during a longer kettlebell session earlier in the week, I nixed that & did some light weighted yoga instead.
Then I went out to afternoon tea with a friend and ate my weight in carbs.
Chester has been waking me up in the middle of the night lately. At least it wasn’t 2 am this time, but he still started to get antsy long before I was ready to be up.
Another great morning to run. We really have been pretty lucky so far this summer. 7 miles really flew by, aside from almost falling on my face around mile 6. Sadly next week my running buddy will be away.
I suspect the tripping over my own feet was mostly due to being tired.
Chester finally let me get a full night’s sleep & I really needed it. Mostly relaxing. A very short dog walk due to rain early in the day, a little Yoga Booty Ballet, made the Alfredo zoodles from Everyday Detox.
Weekly mileage: 17.01 (up 1.99 miles from last week)
I’m linking up with Tara at Runningnreading.com for her Weekend Update.
Do you take rest days? What do you like to do for active recovery?