What an incredibly busy weekend!! Saturday morning started at 5:30am and just as soon as my feet hit the floor I quickly dressed and finished loading my car with all the needed supplies for my long run. I seriously feel as if I am packing for a trip.
List of supplies taken:
1 – 33oz bottle of Smart Water
2 – 20oz. bottles of water
2 – 20oz. bottles of Gatorade
1 – Granola snack bar
1 – Zip lock bag of peanut butter and pretzel snacks
1 - Zip lock bag of sliced water melon
Bag of Ice
I am sure that I am missing something and the list could go on. Managed to forget my new Tiger Tail Stick for the second week!!
Anyway, the trails were great and the weather was hot but bearable. At the same 10ish mile point it is like a snap of the finger and the knee pain arrives. Very strange! I had run totally pain-free until this point. A quick stop to stretch and my goal changed to just getting to the car to figure out what I was going to do to continue. After some more stretching I headed back out to get in as much as possible. The pain was bearable and only came in waves. As strange as that sounds I can tell that it is getting better. Just a very slow process. In the end I managed 17 miles and knew that I had pushed it as far as I wanted to. I was happy and the long run was over.
On Sunday I ran 6 of the scheduled 10 miles on the treadmill. Although I felt it in the knee the entire time I likely possibly could have continued to finish the entire 10 miles. To be honest I was just tired and wiped out.
Total miles this week: 42
Motion miles on Elliptical this week: 5 miles