I took 2 weeks off again to see if I could get my knee healed. I wanted to get in to see a doctor (but the earliest time is NEXT Monday, the day after my race. Sigh). I even took off 2 weeks of softball. I wanted no running on my knee.
So I tried again yesterday. I was supposed to do 14 but decided on 7. I told myself that I would stop at the first twinge. Well, that came at mile 1.25. That's right when I met up with my running friend and was going to start 2:1s so I decided to keep on. At mile 3, we split and I decided to keep going but I dropped down to 1:1s. The knee pain got a little better so at mile 6, I did 2:1s again. My knee definitely hurts, but it's not excruciating like it was at the Tower of Terror 10 Miler. I definitely could have gone longer.
I used the full knee method of KT taping and I think it helped. Although I was keeping it on longer than necessary to see if I could use that one application for several days. But then I noticed that my knee was hurting in different spots than it was before. I took the tape off and my knee doesn't hurt there anymore, just in the old spot. So weird! At least there's no limping this time!
Saturday--7 miles in 1:22:40 (Mile 1: 10:41, Mile 2: 12:21, Mile 3: 12:44, Mile 4: 12:11, Mile 5: 11:57, Mile
6: 11:51, Mile 7: 10:56, average pace: 11:49)
Total miles this week: 7
Total miles in 2013: 451.67
Total miles: 877.16