Last week I put in 34 miles. It was supposed to be more but I was a dough head. Lets just say I decided to do an easy 6 Monday after the ½ last Sunday and I got about 3 miles in and the right knee started nattering at me.....
I did the walk/hobble/stagger home and said no more running till Thursday. Went out Thursday and did an awesome 6 miles with no pain, Friday was 7 on the treadmill in the garage...(man it sucks to do that for 7 miles!!!) with no pain, Saturday was 6 with no pain...so Sunday should have been a cake walk...right? FOOL!!!!
The schedule showed a 12 miler. I fueled up good, put on the camelbak and headed out the door. Now we did get a bit of snow but I did not think it would make a difference. FAIL!!!!!!
My 12 miler was a great big circular route out in the country and then back home. No pain in the knee so it should not have been a problem? WRONG!!!
After dodging the snowplows and cars by running on the shoulder (which is usually clear on that route), my knee started to act up at mile 6. I guess that little bit of snow and my jumping back and forth between dry pavement and uneven snow put undo stress on the right knee and I was back doing the walk/hobble/stagger home....all 4 miles of it. Nice to run a circle route but sucks if it is an out and back circle (instead of being in the middle). LOSER!!!!
The funny thing is, no pain in the knee when I am walking. The only thing I can think of is that the sideways movement is straining the small muscles around the knee (ACL) and telling me to stop doing that. DUMBASS!!!!!
I will do my 6 on the treadmill tonight as we had freezing rain here last night and everything is slick as hell. Hopefully I won’t go buggy as I will put on some tunes for distraction, something I haven’t done for almost a year.
So we will see how it goes. From the time I started running till last week, I had only ever stopped once during a run...probably something I drank the night before had something to do with it.
So...I hope it is just a passing thing. I will go easy on the tread tonight....I wish spring was here already...I am so tired of this weather.
Mother nature, I surrender... you lousy B$%^#....bring me dry pavement please!!!!!