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Month: November 2012

Oct-Nov 2012, 5 Mile Turkey Trot and Knees Screaming

Oct-Nov 2012, 5 Mile Turkey Trot and Knees Screaming

For October I gave my knee time to recover, but didn’t really do much to fix it.  I should have stretched it lots, but didn’t.

Then we decided to run a Thanksgiving Morning 5 mile turkey trot.  I did a run each of the 2 weeks prior (5 miles at 9:02 min/mile, and 4.7 at 9:44 min/mile), and the knee gave me trouble each time.  Stretching mid-run helped, but it still hurt.

Race day was cold and windy.  To make matter worse, the first 2 miles were a steep descent.  I have come to find out that illitibial band problems are exacerbated by downhills.  Needless to day, I had to stop and stretch lots – but I finished.  5.5 miles at 9:05 min/mile.  Not horrible for me.

And, the apple pie I ate when I got home never tasted so good.

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Julianne and Me post-run.