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Subject: RE: Marathon Training Thread week ending 4/15
Oh man, I was tracking some of our boston guys this morning, and it looked like a rough day.
I'll be real curious to hear from you guys: 1st timer and samblackbones.
A big congratulation for muscling through and still finishing though. Showed a lot of heart. Anyway, curious to hear what the conditions were like and how you guys felt.
Race: Country Music Marathon, April 28
I had a very frustrating week as well. My legs felt great but i took a fall on a run on Monday that has proven to be a setback.
So the week:
M: 7 miles (8 min avg)
T: 21.6 miles (7:11 avg)
W: 4.5 mies (8:30 avg)
TH: 2 miles (blah)
F: 8.2 miles (7:30 avg)
S: 5 miles (7:30 avg)
So what happened:
On monday i was doing an easy hour run around nashville. about halfway through though, I apparently stepped on the little circular wire that goes on the inside of a hubcab to make it stick into the tire. My left foot stepped on one side of it, and it must have lifted it into the air so that my right leg caught the other side of it. I did not see it at the time. In any case, I went straight to the ground and because i was tangled up in the wire thing, the outside of my left knee hit down on the asphalt first.
Pain. some passerbys saw me fall and asked if i was alright from across the street. i waved them off and began to walk to see the damage. it did hurt. still after 30 feet i began to run again and hoped it was a pain unrelated to my stride.
i finished my run alright and started thinking about what i should do for my long run planned the next day. the end of my run felt fine but i worried some swelling might make tendons tight in a weird way for the long run..
ok this is dragging out: long story short. after the first 5 miles of mile long run on tuesday, the pain in my knee went away, and i finished the 21.5 mile run exactly how i wanted to. it went perfectly.
the following days though the pain in my knee did not go away. on friday during my 8 mile run, everything felt fine after a mile but near the end i realized my right calf was especially sore and that i had probably been running a little strange to favor my knee.
so i bagged my tempo run on saturday, and i took off sunday. i think i am going to take off today as well because i feel like i had been limping a bit or something.
i am telling myself this is good rest. obviously i had different plans, but now i think if i can get back running by tuesday or even wednesday eveything will be fine.
what's so annoying is that, i am constantly reading my body signals to prevent overuse injuries, and then here i am getting an injury from falling down.
i imagine something is just bruised and it will go away soon, but i am not sure.
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