This week was the hardest yet. Longer miles during the week and then 22/12 over the weekend.
My knees have been hurting from the fall last week, then on Saturday I fell, again, on the ice hurting my right knee. Geez. I’ve been icing my knees every day.
Saturday was the first long run that was done mainly on trails and a lot of vertical. The trails are muddy and still pretty icy in spots. I was toast after that run. Sunday morning was brutal; I woke up pretty sore. I delayed the run start to 10:00 which is the latest I’ve ever started a weekend run. At first it was slow and painful, but gradually got better. The run was around 80% on road and I tried as much as I could to find trails or run on the dirt next to the road.
I spent Sunday afternoon relaxing and icing my knees while catching up on Arrested Development.
Next week is a recovery week – thank goodness! I need it.
I need to pay special attention to core and get back to some weights this week. I also need to add night running and stair climbing. Saturday is a massage. Yeah recovery week!
The learning process continues.
Average Weight: 158
Average Resting Heart Rate: 56
Total Vert: 4,409 ft (most vertical this year!)
Miles: 57 (includes hiking)