The janky knee has become a part of me. It teels okay for awhile before becoming sore after a day of activity. I hope to hit at least 20 miles this week and also get back into some morning bodyweight stuff. The week ends with one of the few short road races that I really look forward to - the Mews Tavern Gear & Beer 5k. Well, this year it's a 6.9k but otherwise it's the same crowded race with friends and beer. Not sure how I'll do but I'm looking forward to it.
Monday - East Providence, RI - 5.9 milesIt was a day of heavy rain but it relented at midday and I ventured out for a run. Cold out there! I had a long-sleeve tech shirt, hat and gloves and warmed up soon enough. A misty rain fell the whole time. I ran neighborhood roads north towards Pawtucket, finding myself a bit lost on unfamiliar streets. I had a general idea of where I was and eventually found my way back to the office. The pace on this run was good - it took some effort to keep it up at first but got easier as it went on. I was aware of the knee the whole time but it didn't really hurt.
Tuesday - East Providence, RI - 4 milesI ran some old dirt roads that run along the Seekonk River and retired train tracks. I left gloves at the office and my hands were frigid! But after 1.5 miles they warmed up fine. A lot of water hazards to avoid after yesterday's rain. This area technically is off limits and as I returned to the entrance I saw a cop pulling someone over. I decided to backtrack and found another means of escape. Short run but I felt alright.
Wednesday - Seekonk, MA - 4.1 miles
200 push-ups (standard/wide/decline) 30/35/30/30/40/35
Thursday - Charlestown, RI - 3 miles50 pull-ups (standard/wide)
Early morning dog jog in the dark. Then some pull-ups. Glad I'm able to get back to the push-ups/pull-ups without any arm pain.
Friday - East Providence, RI - 6 milesCold! I didn't have much motivation but I got out there and did sort of the reverse of Monday's run. I warmed up quickly and had a crisp sub-7 minute which didn't feel like work. Ran up to and through a nice cemetery before returning to the office on different streets. I started to feel the knee at the cemetery and while it didn't hurt it remained in my mind, reminding me of its janky-ness.
I plan to take tomorrow off in preparation for Sunday's race. I hoping to put together a good performance. I honestly don't know what to expect as I haven't pushed my legs to do any speedwork. We shall see.