Monday - Seekonk, MA - 2.5 miles170 push-ups (standard/military/wide) 30/20/30/35/20/35
Wasn't looking to run much today and decided at the last minute to do a loop around the Turner Reservoir and then a couple miles in the Seekonk Meadows. My janky knee began this weird "pulse" feeling after two miles. It was sporadic but very noticeable and I decided to bail on the rest of the run. I wanted this to be a low mileage week anyway and I don't want to chance it.
Tuesday - 0 milesBah. My janky knee is sore today. The damn thing feels off. And on the drive home the heel on that foot really began to ache. My legs are falling apart!
Wednesday - 0 milesAb Ripper X (15 minutes)
Knee still feels off. Me no likey. I did get a decent Ripper session done in the morning. And at lunch, I went back over and did lunch yoga for the first time in a long time. I think it's definitely good for me and I need to make a habit of it. I know I've said that before. Hopefully tomorrow I can try a short run.
Thursday - Charlestown, RI/Seekonk, MA - 6.1 milesDid two miles in the morning with the dog. Knee felt okay but still off a bit. At lunch I chanced a trail run over in Seekonk Meadows. I cinched that knee strap thing I have up tight and did four easy miles in the oppressive heat. I wore my MT00s were are as minimal as trails shoes get - haven't worn them since the Resolution 5k but I do enjoy them so long as the trail isn't technical. I discovered a new trail that runs out along the river - it's twisty turny and goes by a cool old stone basement. A shitload of poison ivy on either side of the path so I had to step carefully. Knee didn't feel any worse while running so I take that as a good sign! Good lord it was hot though.
Friday - 0 miles
Ab Ripper X (15 minutes)
205 push-ups (standard/wide) 35/35/35/35/30/35
Two times in the week seems to make all the difference with Ab Ripper. I was able to get through most of the exercises this time. Then late morning at the office I grinded out some sets of push-ups.
Unfortunately my knee has been achy all day. I was planning to do six easy but the Jank seems to have definitely returned so I pulled the ripcord and decided to rest it. I'm pretty bummed - especially being only two weeks removed from Ragnar - but I'm hopeful that a few more days will improve things.
Saturday - 0 miles
Sunday - 0 miles
Knee was achy/sore on Saturday so I rested it as planned. It was still cruddy on Sunday so I delayed my morning run and instead focused on yard work. Those afternoon runs rarely materialize when I'm feeling good so I wasn't shocked that I had zero motivation to get out there and eek out a few miles. Instead we went to East Beach in the late afternoon to take advantage of living so close to lovely beaches.
Weekly Mileage: 8.8 miles
Year to Date: 795.2 miles
Well this week was a bust. It's hard not to let the janky knee bum me out. But I'll try to think of this as a positive rest week that let my body otherwise recover. I did get into a good rhythm of push-ups/core work this week so that's something.