Nov 24, 2009

Easy Come, Easy Go

Seems how well I was running last week was reserved for last week. I started this week off with a little bit of brand-spanking-new knee pain. Not worried because it isn't running related; it started after playing basketball with my son and some neighborhood kids Sunday afternoon. I guess running could aggravate it though but it already seems to be going away. I'm sure it is nothing to worry about.

Anyway, because of the knee pain I took yesterday off and ran a little today. I was planning on having a low mileage/rest week so at least my training schedule isn't out of whack. I did a couple mile repeats to tune up for my 5k turkey trot this Thursday. (Are turkey trots supposed to be taken so seriously?) After working way too hard to get around in 6:16 and 6:30, I called it quits. Wasn't doing much good and thought I'd be more rested if I didn't push for any more. After last week's running I was pretty confidant I could go sub 20. Now not so much. Looking forward to it anyway, haven't done a hard 5k in quite some time now.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

All in: 5.5 at 7:47 (with Hiroo)

4 comments:

Meg Runs said...

Don't ask ME about turkey trots. I thought a race was a race unless it has the word "trot" in it. Now I'm all confused. I think you should go as fast as you can AND have fun. That's what I'm going to do. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tony said...

Good luck tomorrow and have a great Thanksgiving Day. Ice that knee just in case, after the race.

Glenn Jones said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving AZ! And hope that your knee is better. I've been fighting a little tendonitis myself. I've been relying on my runner's candy - Motrin.

It does seem like Turkey Trots are quite the rage. Andthe thing that kills me about them is that folks *do* take them seriously!

Beth said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that your knee was better for your Turkey Trot. I would say that if the crowd is so large that you can't really run, then it should not be taken seriously. The one I did was one of the few races that it is possible to really go for it, so I'm glad I did. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your knee but I'm sure you will be fine. You seem to be taking good car of it.