Sunday, September 15, 2013
...the number of steps on my fitbit after I finished my run/walk today, and that was a 10 mile run. So this was a go/no go for the marathon I have scheduled in 2 weeks, and I will call it a success! Yes, it was only 10 miles...but I don't want to damage my knee. What I wanted to see was if the run/walk would work for keeping my knee feeling OK, and so far, I say it did. I ended up running a mile, then walking a quarter mile, and so on through the run. It took me an hour and 50 minutes, just under a 12 min mile on average.
I will monitor and see how I feel in the next couple of days, I also found a great youtube video on 3 PT exercises for chondromalacia patella, and I will give those a try, one is a stretch for the quadriceps, one is foam rolling the quad, and the last is a reverse lunge on a slide device.
I should be in taper mode now, so I'm keeping that in mind, and will keep my weekday runs shorter. I do find my knee seems to stiffen the more I sit, so I think some activity is good for the joint.