10.5 miles in 7:54 pace
Got out for a 10.5 mile run in the 25 degree windy cold. Didn’t dress warm enough because I stopped feeling my hands, face, and forearms at some point. It was nice to get out for some fresh air though.
I was going to go for 12 miles but at mile 10 my left knee suddenly had a spasm. It was strange. I didn’t twist my ankle or step on any big awkward object or anything, but my knee just told me it was done for the day. I did not feel any tightness in this knee the entire run until suddenly at mile 10 when it literally stopped working. My direct route home was still a little over a mile and I was really cold so I walk/jogged the rest of the way home. It didn’t hurt when I walked and jogged very very slow but if I tried to pick up the pace at all it twinged severely again. NOT GOOD. Has anyone else had this experience?
I may have pushed too hard with the thera cane two days ago and damaged some tendons near my knee? I had been feeling a small bit of tightness in that knee since Monday but I thought it was just because my quad was tight and the tightness was nothing compared to the severity that I felt today at mile 10. My other theory is that my legs were just not liking running on the uneven cruddy ice that was out there today. I ran on the clear road for as much as I could but there was still plenty of slipping and crumbly chunks of ice to get through. Maybe I’ll take tomorrow off and ice my knee on our drive. We have a long day of traveling and need to be in Utah by 4:00 p.m. for a party anyway. That will give me some extra time to heal over the weekend. Please let it be better by Monday!