What a week! I had a great 10 mile run last Sunday which I think is the last post I created in my training log. I felt really good after that run. As the day wore on, my knee really started to flare up with pain. It is just one specific spot. I tried to blow it off as just a factor from running so much. I knew I had Monday to recover and figured it would be fine. Monday rolled around and my knee hurt even worse. I did not run, but I did lift upper body that day going through 3 rounds of 3 rotation upper body workout for a total of 9 different lifts. Tuesday I woke up to run as I had a 3 mile easy run scheduled for my program. My knee was still in really bad pain, but I figured I would try. I ran like a 90 year old man. It was not until the end of the run that it finally was pain free, but as soon as my body cooled down the pain returned. I decided that I have to call a doctor.
Yesterday I had an appt. to see a sports doctor which I thought was 11:30, but they had me scheduled to be there at 8:30. I missed my appt. I did not run yesterday skipping my 3 mile run. I did however lift
1a Alternate DB Press 3 x 12
1b Goblet Split Squat 3 x 15 each leg
1c Bentover Lat Raise 3 x 8
2a Rotating DB Row 3 x 8
2b DB Romanian Deadlift 3 x 15
2cLumberjack Press 3 x 10 each side
3a Garhammer Raise 2 x 12
3b DB Goblet Squat 2 x 10
This was a good workout. I went light on legs to I did not ruin my knee. It actually felt much better all day yesterday after lifting.
This morning I got up and ran 6 miles in 51 minutes which is a 8:32 pace. I felt really good. The extra day of rest helped and I am glad my wife talked me out of running last night because that would have been a bad choice. My knee is tender, but obviously not that bad as I was able to run at a pretty good pace this morning. I do go to the doctor today after school just to make sure I am not doing some major damage.