## Sunday, November 3, 2013

### Weekly Recap- October 28-November 2, 2013

I had my doctors appointment for my knee last Monday.  I was so afraid he was going to gloss over it, say it was either IT band syndrome or Runner's knee, and tell me to ice and rest.  But he didn't.  He told me I need to get an MRI.  He's thinking it's either a torn meniscus or bone bruise.  I asked him if I needed to stop running.  He told me that he's supposed to say yes but that he knows how runners are and that since I've been running through the pain, I might as well run until the diagnosis comes back that I can't.  He said this in a funny way.  So I have my MRI scheduled for tomorrow and the results appointment on Thursday.

So then it figures that after 6 weeks, the knee pain is going away.  I ran 4 miles on Tuesday with no knee pain until 3.25 miles, 7 miles on Thursday with no knee pain, and them 15 miles today with only slight knee pain starting at 9 miles.  So I was debating still going to get the MRI but I figure I probably should just to rule everything out.

Tuesday--4 miles in 45:02 (Mile 1: 10:36, Mile 2: 11:53, Mile 3: 11:42, Mile 4: 10:51, average pace: 11:16)

Thursday--7 miles in 1:17:34 (Mile 1: 10:22, Mile 2: 10:33, Mile 3: 11:16, Mile 4: 10:59, Mile 5: 11:27, Mile 6: 11:58, Mile 7: 11:11, average pace: 11:05)

Sunday--15 miles in 2:48:42 (Mile 1: 10:26, Mile 2: 11:27, Mile 3: 11:24, Mile 4: 10:59, Mile 5: 11:15, Mile 6: 11:21, Mile 7: 11:33, Mile 8: 11:23, Mile 9: 11:20, Mile 10: 10:45, Mile 11: 11:08, Mile 12: 11:40, Mile 13: 11:30, Mile 14: 11:14, Mile 15: 11:17, average pace: 11:15)

Total miles: 26
Total miles in 2013: 487.67
Total miles: 913.16