Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fixing Knee

Start time: 9/29/11, 5:45am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 5.3 miles
Average pace: 10:25min/mile
Total Miles For September: 38 miles
Total Miles For 2011: 511 miles
Current Shoes: 52 miles

Thursday followed Tuesday’s success; took the first mile a little slower, stretched a hell of a lot more, no knee problems. So far, so good. Really glad the nasty humidity should be gone for Saturday’s run, though. This week has felt more like swimming than running.

Stretch, Stretch, Stretch

Start time: 9/27/11, 5:45am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 5.34 miles
Average pace: 10:26min/mile
Total Miles For September: 33 miles
Total Miles For 2011: 506 miles
Current Shoes: 47 miles

So. Almost caught up now (I still need to get today’s run data off of my watch when I get home tonight). But! Tuesday’s run was a nice turning point. Got up earlier than normal and did extra stretching before leaving, then extra stretching right before the run. And… no knee pain. I know, this seems like elementary running logic, but it’s good to know that really, really, really stretching a ton is not just fixing it long-term, but short-term as well. Hurrah!