Back on track

My knee continued to be sore for a few days so I didn’t run on Thursday or Saturday as planned but it felt okay to run on Monday.

Monday – 9 miles run with Katrina and Tracey

I didn’t want to do the club speed session as I was still a little concerned about how my knee would react. Katrina and Tracey were also happy to have a run from home so we set off just before 5pm.

The plan was to do a 5 miles loop and if my knee felt okay we would all do another smaller loop but it gave me the option to stop.

After about 4 miles I decided my knee was coping alright so we extended the loop and ran just over 9 miles. Once I’d stopped and had a shower my knee was sore again and I wondered whether I really should have rested it a couple more days.

I decided to put an ice pack on it and hey presto it felt so much better almost immediately and it has got better day by day.

I think I must have jarred it going over Conic Hill but I’m pleased that it wasn’t anything too serious.

Wednesday – Tempo Run after work

As my knee was feeling so much better I decided to push the pace a bit and try a tempo run. I went back to my 1 mile easy, 1 mile at tempo pace times 3. The speed wasn’t too great compared to a couple of weeks ago but I was more than happy with the effort!

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There was only the slightest twinge from my knee and once again an ice pack sorted it out.

Thursday – Lunchtime run with Jonny

My good friend and work colleague Jonny was keen to join me for a run around Pollok Park. We did the off road version and Jonny showed me a new route into the park which involved a good hill effort and run through the forest.

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We both really enjoyed the run and the opportunity to catch up on various bits of news. Over the last few years we have run a lot together while Jonny was joining me in the ultra races but now he has decided to take a break we’ve not been out for runs as much. Hopefully this will be a regular run.

I was really pleased to note that my knee feels completely fine now especially as we are joining the Glee Club tomorrow for a run starting at Kinlochard.

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