Category Archives: knee

Back-half of 21

Start time: 8/20/11, 7:50am
Location: National Mall, Navy Yard, Hains Point
Distance: 9.2 miles
Average pace: 11:11min/mile
Total Miles For August: 41 miles
Total Miles For 2011: 471 miles
Current Shoes: 14 miles

And, a week later, just getting around to posting this one. *sigh*

Ben and Steve were running a 21-miler on Saturday, so John and I joined them for the “back nine” of the run. That meant we’d be going a little slower (since they would have a lot more under their belts than we would), so we went into it knowing that would happen.

Unfortunately, my knee started bugging me again. *double sigh* So now I’m a week through taking two weeks off. (Plus stretching and such.) Fingers crossed this’ll do the trick?

Finally With the Group

Start time: 6/24/07, 8:00am
Location: C&O Canal Towpath & Cap Crescent Trail
Distance: 12 miles
Average pace: 9:10min/mile

Finally! I got to actually run one of the weekend runs with my new group; between travel and the achilles mechanism strain, it was a while coming. Fortunately it went really well; we took the first couple miles at a 9:30 pace, and then shifted up to our 9:00min/mile pace for the rest of the run. The six of us stuck together on the way out; on the way back, Dave and Cassie zoomed off ahead, Aaron and I took the middle ground, Laura was right behind the two of us, and Paul decided to take some walk breaks and wasn’t that far behind the rest of us. No problems during the run at all, which was nice.

Frustratingly, my left knee has been sore on Monday and now today as well. I’m trying to stretch it out and hopefully that’s all it needs. But bother, bother, bother. We’ll see if I’m up for some LTRs tonight or not.