For the first time in almost 4 months, I’m having to skip a workout from my training plan. I. Hate. It. But I have no choice. I did something to my knee, not sure what.
The week started good – last weekend called for me to run a total of 26 miles – check! Monday rest – easy check. Tuesday 4 miles – check. Wednesday 8 miles – check*.
*This is where something went wrong. We had our first really bad cold front come through early that morning. The temps went from shorts and t-shirt weather to sub-freezing in a matter of hours. I woke up early for my 8 miler, saw that it was 29 degrees, cursed in my head, then busted out the winter running gear for the first time this season.
I got all bundled, did my dynamic warm up, and hit the roads. It was taking me a while to get loose in the cold, and off and on my left knee did feel the slightest uncomfortable, but I still ran a pretty decent pace (for me) at that distance for a training run – 8:11 miles – and didn’t think much of it. Thought everything was normal.
Then I showered and drove to work. No big whoop. But when I got out of the car, it hurt to walk. The inside of my left knee hurt every step. I’ve never had this pain before.
Hoping it would go away, I got up today wanting to do my planned 4 miler – nope. I went to the gym like normal, but couldn’t do what I normally do. Still hurts to walk.
Frustrating! All my training was going so well! I will probably have to skip my 11 miler on Saturday and yoga on Sunday if it doesn’t improve. May have to get it checked out. I hope not. I hope it’s just a little strain that will heal quickly. Grrrr.
Anyway, ever have any weird “injury”? Any idea what’s the deal with my knee (yes internet people, give me a diagnosis – especially if you’re a doctor)?