Well yesterday I had a great run. Unfortunately afterwards I am suffering with a little bit of knee pain in the medial side of my right knee. This was supposed to be the first week of my HIM training, which for the next few weeks will be integrated into the Oly Plan I was working on. This week on the Oly Plan is a recovery week. I think I will take it easy this week and try next week to pick it up. I was thinking bout a duathlon on Saturday. No I will almost definitely skip it. Memorial Day's 10K is so much more important for me.
I didnt really feel the pain during my run, except when I was going down hill.I think I may be pounding my heels too much on downhills. Right now it doesnt hurt much. I only feel some minor pain going up the stairs and sometimes when I am sitting here and my knee is fully extended. So I will take a few days off of running and probably the bike as well. Today I will do a long base swim and take tomorrow off. I am stretching it several times a day and using my foam roller and The Stick to keep things loose.
So as I was saying, yesterday's run was great. I did a 14 Minute Tempo with 10 minute warmup and 10 minute cool down. My warmup was great, if possibly a little fast. For my tempo, I tried to keep it right around a 8 min mile pace.It mostly varied from 7:45 to 8:15 except for uphills. I did my my cooldown really slow at like a 10 min pace. Overall I did 3.72 miles in 34 minutes for an average pace of 9:08/mi
UPDATE: I have finally changed my banner. The picture in the bottom left is me and Cathy at our heaviest. I was 320 pounds in 2001. Right now I am 237.We are trying to get a picture of both of use so we can show people the progress we have both made. I will post it when I have one.
I have also been working to track my progress on a separate page Here . It is part of my plan to try and chronicle the 5 years since I did my first 5K in 2003. It looks like Cathy will be doing this same race as her first ever race on Memorial Day
ORN:3.72 mi 34 min 9:08/mi