Monday, December 13, 2010

8 miles on Saturday

It took a good 2 miles before my left hamstring was loosened up enough so that it didn't hurt.  That is the same time I took off my long sleeve warmup shirt and my warmup pants.  I took a break at 4 miles to get some water and do more stretching.  It was an out and back, so that was half way through the workout.

On the way back, I stopped at a Christmas tree lot to check on some trees.  As soon as I got started back up, my left knee - patellar tendon - tweaked out.  It was a sharp pain that made me take very short strides for a good half mile before resuming my normal form.  Soon after that, my left calf started tightening up.

I was glad to finish 8 miles, but it was not a smooth comfortable run by any means.  At least it logged.


Andrew Opala said...

man ... you are frightening with this pain thing!

The Green Girl said...

Urgh! I am so sorry. ::hugs::

kizzy said...

sorry to hear about your knee...wishing for a fast recovery.
--I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - smartwool