Running Tuesday is off to a great start around here. I met a couple of my girlfriends for a 55-minute run through the Redwood forest this morning. It was snowing lightly before we started! 32* is cold when you’re wearing shorts – silly me. It was refreshing to say the least. I do love a muddy run every now and again.
What I do not love, though, is that I’ve been experiencing some pain in my knees as of recently =/ For as long as I’ve been running, I’ve never dealt with knee discomfort. I’m quite nervous, as I would hate to have an injury drag me down. I know knee injuries are not uncommon for runners, so do you have any advice for me? What should I do before things take a turn for the worse?
Have you encountered any running-related knee injuries?
Since it’s Running Tuesday and all, I think it’s about time I post my exercise from last week. My
four three workouts are pretty pathetic, but it’s all I squeezed into my crazy week. It’s the start of a new week, and so far I’m 2 for 2 [yesterday was a rushed 32-minute run].
- 32-minute treadmill run [4 miles]
30 minutes @ 7.5mph [10 ea. @ -0.5, 0.0, 0.5 incline]
2 minutes @ 8.0mph
- abs, arms, stretch
- 1 mi. indoor track run @ 7:45
- 1 mi. indoor track run – not timed
- 16-minute treadmill run [~2.1 mi.]
- 4-minute treadmill walk
- 8-minute bike
- abs + rear end
- 20-minute spin [7.5 mi.]
- 20-minute treadmill run [2.6 mi.]
8 min .@ 7.5mph / 2 min. @ 8.0mph
6 min. @ 7.5mph / 4 min. @ 8.0mph
- push-ups, planks, squats, stretch, etc.
- Girls on the Run 5K [walk/jog]
Ok, all caught up!
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To warm up my chilly muscles after my freezing run, I whipped up one epic bowl of oatmeal:
1 c. water
1/3 c. rolled oats
1/2 ripe banana, whipped in [ate the other half]
ground flax + cinnamon
pecan [with cashew] butter – holy yum!
If you want a taste of the most incredible pecan butter, go enter my Nutty November GIVEAWAY!
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Time for a hot shower and then a much-needed haircut – woot woot!!
Cheers to another Running Tuesday,