"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Sunday, October 25, 2009

First run post marathon and knee update

Friday - went for 5.2km with Rox Friday morning.  Ran at her pace apart from about 50m where I ran more of my own easy pace and definitely felt my knee more then.

Saw my doctor later that morning and discussed the outcome of the marathon.  He believes that with patience and sensible ongoing stretching and massage there is no reason why I shouldn't make a full recovery over the next few weeks.

Had another cortisone shot straight into the bursar and a bit of tendon needling.  Not much fun when the local wore off as I was driving home and limped around for most of the day at work but since then it has recovered a lot better than after my first cortisone shot.

Bought a firm foam roller on Saturday morning and have had a three long stretching sessions with it since then and can certainly feel the benefit of it.  Quite different from the cricket ball which was more focused whereas the roller seems to give a more dispersed stretch.

I'll run again with Rox tomorrow morning and probably Wednesday and see how I'm going then.  I would like to be running every second day by the end of next week and gradually pick it up from there, more in relation to regularity rather than distance which will stay moderate for a few weeks.

If all goes well, I may target the Peninsula Run (5km) on 15 November for a tempo effort.


Clown said...

Mate, sounds promising, stick to the roller, the stretching and pattstrap and all should be good.

All the best with the training and the Pen run. I can't defend my 2nd from last year in the 5k, so you can take that from me or take out 1st.


trailblazer777 said...

All the best with getting the knee right. Sounds like you are doing everything you can and good to hear a few easy runs happing with Rox. Way to go!