Marathon Training Begins!

Or it should have.

Monday marked Day One of marathon training. Nothing special, three miles on the schedule so of course I did five miles instead. Tuesday, about the same.

Yesterday: supposed to be a rest day. But since it’s not a difficult week, I thought I could keep up with my regular “off season” running schedule of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

Oh how the mighty do fall.

I made it approximately 1.5 miles into my run when my left knee (the GOOD one!) just…stopped functioning. Every foot strike was pain and locking. It felt like the tendons weren’t moving the way they should. I tried powering through it, thinking it was due to the cold or just a little glitch. No good. Luckily, walking had almost no pain so I decided to stop risking serious injury and made my way home.

So today, I rest. Tomorrow I swim. And Saturday–scheduled for an 8 miler–we shall see how things go.

Advertisements
Leave a comment

0 Comments

  1. Good luck with pain….that should be week 16 stuff, not week one! Sending healing vibes your way and smart move taking in some water cross-training.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: