The big build up…. better safe than sorry, right?

By Skip

So I am less than two weeks away from my first race on May 1st.  I get up this morning pumped and ready to go… mentally I am trying to decide which route to run and how far I should run.  I finally decide that I should probably stick to my 5K regular route and maybe some warmup jog before and after…. a good 30 minute workout.

Stretch, assemble myself and step out side.  It is drizzling a little bit and there is a chill in the air but still very doable.  I walk about 10 minutes to get to my normal starting point and begin to run……. WHAT IS THAT?  I have a strange pain in my right knee.

So I try to stretch some more and work out the pain but it did not go away.  I probably COULD have ran on it but the last thing I want to do at this point is injure myself to the point that I can not finish these next two weeks off properly.  I think if I gave my knee a day or two more rest it will be just fine.

So tonight when I get home from work I will find a nice SAFE bike route and try to do 10 miles or so just to keep up the endurance.  I will try running again tomorrow morning.

This is a very good indication of how carefully I have to train between now and May 1st!  Speaking of races, I began creating a race calendar in the right hand column so you can keep track of my progress.

If you liked that post, then try these...

A devastating shattering of reality on March 19th, 2012

Why race weight? on February 16th, 2012

A big thank you to my 2011 sponsors on January 12th, 2012

Preparing for the big feast on November 17th, 2011

Lack of cardio is killing me! on September 28th, 2011

Filed in: Injury, Running • Monday, April 19th, 2010
 

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I was never really the athletic type. Sure, I played tennis in high school (and quite well, mind you) but running CERTAINLY was never my thing!

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