The last two weeks have gone so well. So much so I’ve done a 9 miler and many tempo runs without my strap or any pain. Today it decided to come back with a vengance. Stupid ITBS!
I had 11 on the schedule. It was perfect this morn. 49 degrees, slight breeze, just perfect. I headed to the trail and completed one loop. 5:75 miles. Turned around and started back out. I started feeling the knee as I have before so I just checked my form and concentrated on staying relaxed. This usually always works. Today my luck ran out.
I was in so much pain by mile 6:75 I decided to stop. I’m not going to push it but it was a little too much pain to keep going at all. So I went home and decided to wait a few hours and then head to the gym to do five more on the treadmill.
So went to the gym around 3:00 and could only do two miles. This was serious pain. As a second thought, I brought my pool gear and thought I would finish my workout in the pool. I mean come on! It would not even let me pool run. 😦
I must say things had been going so well this is very upsetting to me. I was looking forward to the upcoming races I have scheduled and the long runs to come. Sitting here in pain I just cannot think about them.
Originally posted on The Loop October 2, 2011