All I can say is blogging is great. There is such a great community of triathletes and runners who have so much more experience than I that are able to offer help. Thank you for all your comments and pieces of advice
I have been icing my knee and taking alieve twice a day. I have been stretching and using my foam roller every night for about 30 minutes to an hour. Its weird since Ive started stretching I have been feeling some pain in my right ITB. Im guessing it has been chronically tight. My knee pain isn't really bad. Its more of a dull pain then anything. since I haven't been running, the pain is more frequent then when I was running. Also,there is no swelling at all.Reading through various medical sites, I think I may have plica syndrome which is an overuse injury. I had a coworker take an X-Ray and it appears to not have changed since I had my bursitis at the beginning of the year
Stacy (Teacherwoman)-I do have 2 yoga DVDs I am going to try to fit it into my schedule a couple times a week
Wes- Unfortunately that is one area that has been lacking in my training. I am planning on starting strength training next week. I am looking at two books I own I am going through Core Performance as well as Tri Power I am leaning towards Tri Power since it is triathlon specific and more are the workouts are doable at home with the weight set I have plus elastic bands.
Brian-I havent signed up yet. My plan was to sign up before the end of may because the price goes up June 1st
Ryan-Thats alot of great info. I am definitely a heel striker and have had many of those problems you describe. I will be shooting you an email for more info
I think I may go to the bookstore at lunch to look at the book Chi Running I have heard several good reviews on its techniques for changing your running form.
As far as my training plan: When I was planning on an Oly on June 14th, I had planned to finish my Oly Plan off and just add an extra day of base running,base cycling, and long base swimming to my oly plan until it ended then I would hop into the applicable week of the 70.3 plan. Now that my Oly isnt till mid July I am going to probably just hop back into the base period that the 70.3 plan would have me in if I were just doing that alone. I figure less speed work will probably be better for me as I am rehabbing my knee. I am also going to add 2-3 days of strength training per week