"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

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Gradual improvement continues

This morning I did the workout I mentioned yesterday.  Easy 2km (approx) warmup then 3 x 1km @ MP with 2min walk recovery between.  Didn't need the recovery for anything more than reducing the consistent time I was running and I was pretty happy with how the 1km reps went 3.57/3.55/3.55 which is a bit quicker than MP but felt very comfortable (as it should but still re-assuring).

Wore the pat strap that Epi mailed me.  Not sure if it did any good but my knee felt a bit more stable/secure so think I will stick with it as it can't hurt.

The soreness in my knee was solely tendon related rather than the ITB soreness which is deeper into my knee so I am counting on continual improvement in the tendon soreness and hoping that the ITB/inflammed bursar doesn't flare up again.  Still no hill running but was able to walk a little more comfortably (well, hobble less) downhill today.

2km (approx) warm down for total of about 7km running.

Not sure what I will do tomorrow but it will be another easy one.

Good luck to Clown and Simon in the Melbourne Marathon tomorrow.


Simon Elliott said...

Great to hear you've been able to get back on the road again(and with plenty of time up your sleeve). I hope the improvement continues and the patient is patient.

DC64 said...

Great news ; you can really realx this week and let the body heal itself, and you'll be in for a ripper next Sunday. Yep, good running to Clown and Simon in Melbourne...