Up to this point, I've been very lucky (actually I'm always very lucky) that I haven't had any aches and pains with marathon training, but in the last week I started to have a dull ache on the inside of my left knee. It didn't hurt any more than any other part of me after my run yesterday, but I skipped running today as a precautionary measure and I won't run tomorrow either because it's a strength training day. I feel a little sluggish from not working out today but I know that preventing a potential injury >> an easy 5 miler. Plus there are lots of weeds in the garden if I feel the need to take some aggression out on anything.
So how was last week otherwise???
M- Strength and yoga
T- 8mi with 2 x (4 x 800m) 3:49 was my average 800 time
W- 8mi easy
R- 8mi with 2x15 min at marathon tempo pace. The first was right on at 8:49 min/mile, the second was at 8:20 min/mile - more like wishful thinking marathon/ half marathon pace, yoga
F- Strength training and yoga (can you see a theme of being worried about my knee?)
S - 19 mi
U- Yoga. Walking and weeding.
The totals were:
Run: 43 mi
All in all not too bad. I'm planning on running again starting Tuesday as long as my knee stays quiet. I definitely don't want this to ruin my marathon chances.