5, 3.3 and knee

by - 8:44 AM

I've been majorly bumming lately abut my inability to run (stupid freakin' knee) so Tuesday when it was feeling a little bit better I made the decision to go try to get something in the on the treadmill.

Booo-yah I whipped out five miles without too much of a problem. I taped my knee and put on a brace-thingy to help stabilize. Turns out the brace made the tape unstick, but oh well. I had to walk a few times toward the end, but I wasn't having too much pain.

While I waited for BF to pick me up at the gym so we could go make dinner, I did some of my exercises from PT and some ab work. Solid day overall.

Yesterday, my knee was definitely stiff and sore. But I walked around and iced it helping to loosen it up. It felt a little bit better in the afternoon so I taped it up for another 3.3 on the dreadmill.

Unfortunately that run didn't go as well. My legs were tired and my knee didn't hold up as well. I had to start walking a lot earlier. I iced afterward though.

Tonight I'm teaching yoga and then Friday I won't be doing anything really except resting and icing. My goal for Saturday is to try to get something between 8 and 10 miles. If I can do that without too much pain and discomfort, I think I'll be able to at least finish the half marathon in a few weeks. I'm just hoping and praying I won't have to scratch the race.

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14 comments

  1. Sorry that your knee is still giving you trouble. :-(

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  2. Sorry the knee is still causing pain, but at least you were able to get a few good runs in this week!

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  3. Cool! a happy 5 miles is worth it's weight in gold. good job. Stick with the chopat brace and plan on taking a few weeks off after the half mary. my knees felt fantastic after I took 3 weeks off, including missing the marathon.

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  4. O, for GAWD's sake, whatever you do, DON'T take Carolina John's advice because he's allegedly "male" but watches Sex in the City and drools over the footwear ... because he wants him some Manolos for HIMSELF.

    What a shemale!

    (I am bad-mouthing him all over the blogosphere today because I'm bored.)

    REST THAT KNEE, sister! Even if you don't get as many runs in before your half as you want, the knee needs rest and recuperation.

    Unless CJ says the same thing to you, in which case, do the opposite.

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  5. Be careful with that knee, don't overdo it! Sounds like you are doing all the right things, and icing and stretching should definitely help! :)

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  6. Hope that knee behaves for you soon!

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  7. keep icing and stretching that knee!! hope it starts to feel better soon!

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  8. Get the knee in shape! Happy fast healing!

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  9. Sounds like your form may be breaking down when you are tired. Something to think about, and mechanics you can figure out on your own!

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  10. I've got my fingers crossed for you!!!

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  11. Take care of that knee. Sounds like it's right on the edge of getting better for good.

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  12. Glad the 5 mile run went well!! Keep up the stretches/strengthening!

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  13. take care of your knee! i hope it's starting to feel better. no more of these on/off/on/off runs, get better and let them all be "on's"!

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  14. Hope that knee was good to go :-)

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