Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 9 - No running

That is right, 9 days. I tried a quick 3 miler on Friday, but my knee throbbed for the rest of the day - my body's not so subtle suggestion that I should wait even longer. So, 9 days without running and counting. The other statistic? I have 13 days until the Twin Cities Marathon. Oyy!

I am hoping that I will be able to run it with some level of comfort and ease. Up until this weekend I was fairly confident that I was going to be able to. Now I am not so sure.

I have tried to fix my knee with all the usual ways that I try to get something done. I've yelled at it, I've insulted it's mother, I've even gave it the silent treatment! Nothing. Stubborn foe.

But, I should look at the bright side. The good thing about not running is that I have LOADS of free time. Like some sort of hibernating bear, I slept in both Saturday and Sunday to the point that I think that I got too much sleep. As a result, I slept like crap for most of Sunday night. Stupid double edge sword.

So, hopefully I don't loose too much fitness. I am fully willing to rest all 3 weeks of taper and run the marathon on muscle memory alone. But, I am not naive. I will loose some speed because of this little 'break', but hopefully my friends will still talk to me.

12 comments:

Pat said...

Hey, let me know if you want to share a cab around mile 18.

Seriously, I'm hoping you get better fast so you'll have a good run. My ankle has been acting up lately, so I know how you feel.

Spandex King said...

Be careful, one race is not worth a life long injury. I know it's your big race but be sure to look at the BIG picture. Good luck if you push on.

The Sean said...

You will be fine. Just start out more slowly than you think you should... if it feels really easy then slow down. Take this as a chance to just enjoy the atmosphere and the journey without putting any time expectations on your day.

You might surprise yourself!

Kelly said...

Get better soon!

Michelle said...

Poop!!! I say see how you feel the week before. I do not want you to get MORE hurt. So not worth it Adam. Seriously!!!!

GET WELL FAST ADAM'S KNEE!!!!!

Ulyana said...

Dude, get better, like now, fast! Shoot, sorry about your stupid knee. You are so fast, too!!!!!

I'm with those who say that it might be worth evaluating running this marathon at all... after such a break from running with a hurting knee - you wouldn't want to hurt yourself more. Dunno, just a suggestion. You are in my thoughts!

Ulyana said...

Although, having been in that kind of situation, I know that hearing "hey, there'll be another marathon" is like having someone talk to you in a foreign language.

sRod said...

Yikes.

I was in a similar situation about two years back and it was no fun. I was determined to run the race no matter what--but then I realized it wasn't worth risking my health and ability to run. So see a lot of doctors and don't forget that there are a lot of other races out there.

Ted said...

I would go ballistic if I haven't run in 9 days. I hear ya. Don't gamble with your knee. In another word, don't push it or you are going to regret it. Take it day by day to see how it goes. There are other races, too. Ice that up dude !

Nat said...

I hope you start feeling better :( Take it easy and if you run TC, I'll be on the lookout for you on the course!

aron said...

uggg not fun :( i hope your knee starts feeling better soon!! you are doing the right things, just keep it up and get to the start line healthy!

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