Thursday, April 21, 2011
I decided in March I would become a runner. Running was always something I LOATHED in school, and avoided as an adult. Now I have capitulated. The health benefits alone for your heart and body were enough to convince me to try. I started working on cardiovascular endurance which, as I have noted in earlier blogs, was amazingly adaptive. I shaved five minutes off of my comfortable starting mile in about four weeks. My knees are not as receptive.
I had to take about a week off when I over worked my knee in poorly fitted shoes. I sunk $130 of my tax return into professionally fitted shoes, slowly restarted my running routine and picked up where I left off. I still can't run two days in a row. Now I do not do very long distances, I'll go for .5 miles doing my Tabata Protocol and then the next day work on a 2-3 mile run. If I keep this up my knee is achy the next day. This really bums me out, because for the first time I am excited and eager to put up the mileage but my body is slow to adjust.
Patience is a virtue, I know, but come one legs...Buck up!