The good news is that my knee feels great. Maybe this will be a time for me to work on my speed while I am waiting for the knee to heal for the long runs. That is, if I can avoid ripping my quad muscles to shreds in my enthusiasm.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Duct tape anyone?
Apparently I am getting old and falling apart at the seams. Due to the knee issue, I decided to run a track workout today because running fast doesn't seem to hurt. A few 400s in, I noticed my quad starting to let me know it had not done speed work in a while, so I decided not to push that. Then I went to swim, because hey-- it's good cardio and it's letting my knee heal, right? Well, your weekend warrior here hasn't done much swimming since oh, say, high school, and last week I did the masters' workout on Thursday. 3000 yards was nothing in high school-- that was ONE of the two workouts I did every day. I was feeling pretty smug last Thursday because I did the workout and felt good as well. Today I got in the pool and after about a 600, my shoulder let me know that we would NOT be doing much more than a 1200.