Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Time for my knee to see the doctor

Today's workout (elliptical): 25 minutes

I'm still paying the price for over-training prior to my half marathon. I obviously aggravated something in my left knee that got worse as a result of the race. Since then I've tried to minimize impact on my knee by keeping my runs below 5 miles. Despite that, my knee continues to feel sore and I'm now experiencing pain in the heel of my left foot.

I iced my knee for about 90 minutes last night and took Aleve before I went to bed. It felt okay when I got up and though I planned to do my usual 2+ mile run this morning, I decided that a no impact workout would be a better choice. I pushed as hard on the elliptical as I would have if I'd ran and in the end I knew I made the right decision. Later today I'm seeing the company doctor (who I understand is also a runner) to get his opinion on whether my injury should be looked at by an orthopedist (please say no!).

2 comments:

  1. Just let it rest for a week or so and see how it goes. You need more recovery than you gave yourself after the half.

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  2. I guess that's true. The doctor said that if I was truly injured I wouldn't be able to run on that leg at all. He said it's okay to run but to keep the mileage in check. Went out for 2.5 miles this morning, no problems. But I'm going to keep my distances short to facilitate recovery.

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