MARATHON Training WK5 - Knee Pain, why?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Last week's training mileage was definitely up there and even though it was frigidly cold around these parts I did 3 of my runs outside. Last year I avoided the winter conditions with training but I know that nothing beats an outside run, even if it is inconvenient, even if you have to dodge snow banks, even if the temps are in the single digits, even if it all around SUCKS! AND tomorrow I am being Ms. BRAVE and waking up at the crack of dawn to do my long run of 10M all before work - and get this - it will be a lovely 9 degrees by 5AM...JOY! I truly hate winter training. But it is like that ol' saying, what doesn't kill ya will make you stronger right! I am pleased that for WK6 it is a scale back week with my longest run of 10M tomorrow than it is smooth sailing.
Also - quite annoying with this training thing, I have started to experience pain in my right knee. I took it to the google to determine what it was that was aggravating it and it could be a number of things namely my mileage is increasing therefore thems the breaks, or it could be my running shoes - possibly theory since I have not replaced my shoes since last year's training and have definitely worn those suckers out, could be an icing thing although I do not feel that it is swollen so much, then I hear about that crappy IT band issue thing but I think that my pain is in a different area. So I am going to start with trying to get new sneaks, then perhaps those inserts because I have a wicked pronation issue, one foot is wicked under the other over which is causing all types of balance issues I think. We will see but I don't like it. Any runners out there with ideas about what the heck is going on, your advice is most welcome :)
Nutrition wise I am finally seeing the scale go back down in the right direction and it is about time as I was seriously ready to throw the stinkin' scale out the window! What was helpful was bringing it back ol'school and measuring my portions again. Once you get in the habit of eating less it gets easier. Also the increased mileage has helped out a lot too.
Now for the stats...
Monday - OFF
Tuesday - 25:42, 3M treadmill
Wednesday - 61mins, treadmill, 7M
Thursday - 3M outside, 26:49, frigid
Friday - 7M outside, 61mins, treadmill
Saturday - 14M, 2:09:12 and so cold!
Sunday - supposed to be a "cross train" day, did not happen, rest day
Now for the accountability stuff...
#1. Gym day this Sunday NO.MATTER.WHAT! - NO, FAIL!! Will not happen this week...
#2. Go to the running store, need a new fuel belt and knee thingie - Yes
#3. Ice after long runs - Yes
#4. Sunday dinner make it healthy - Yes
#5. This Saturday, salad for lunch, bonus points if it is pretty - Yes, improvised with McD's salad as I was out with DS#2 but grilled chicken and everything
#6. Weigh in on Sunday, for some reason I avoid the scale on Sundays to rationalize poor eating - NO, but I did not eat poorly
GOALS for this WEEK
#1. 10M on Wednesday morning, no matter how cold
#2. Have a nice meal on V day
#3. Gym working Saturday morning
#4. Running store - buy the new sneaks
#5. Healthy dinner for Sunday
#6. No buying lunch on Friday