Distance: 13.08km Time: 2:31 Pace: 11’34 kCal: 1023 Heart: N/A RPE: 3 Type: recovery
Distance: 10.49km Time: 2:06 Pace: 12’03 kCal: 900 Heart: N/A RPE: 3 Type: recovery
So last week I hurt my knee doing some sprints. I thought that is wasn’t anything serious, so I decided to take a few days off and walk on the weekend down at my favorite Newport Beach hangout.
The first day I planed to do just 10k, but my wife wanted to do the whole boardwalk (that includes the piers) so that total was around 15k (my Nano is off a little). I think the extra 5k was a little too much because I needed to stop a few times to stretch my leg. That was okay, I deserve it since because I didn’t wear a compression sleeve – I just think it makes me look too weird.
Okay – I guess that’s the mocho man thing – but wearing a pink or blue brace is kinda embarrassing.
So I got home and iced it up all afternoon. Come supper time, I was feeling pretty good.
Then came Sunday…
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Today I was reading up on Fartlek training. It basically allows you to go from a lazy jogger to a racer. Well, I was thinking that could have been me, because I’m a very slow runner… er jogger with a 10k at just over an hour and a 5k always over 30 minutes.
But, I failed to mention that I’m currently writing this post from bed. Why? Well, 2 days ago I did an equivalent of a Fartlek training session and ended up pulling my knee out (I have an ACL tear straight though on my left knee). The reason is that I didn’t run with proper mechanics and with an already bad knee, the speed work only made it worse.
I think tomorrow I’ll be able to get out and do (at least) a 5 or 10k walk. Then it’s back to jogging (easy) and get my chi running working to rebuild my breathing and VO2 max (aka – get back in shape).
There will be time enough for me do speed training in the future, but for now I plan on running regularly and improving my technique at a speed that doesn’t make me sloppy and push my body to injury.
Wish me luck – and we’ll see how it goes. After all, it did do 4 10k races last month with no problem!