Today I am in loose khakis -- the knee has not gotten better but it really is mostly "sore to the touch" (doesn't feel bad bending it or straightening it per se, just bruised and very "banged up.") The bruise itself is still that sort of greenish color -- hasn't gone purple yet -- the swelling is down tho (which is good).
Today I swam 1/2 mile as usual but the "pressure" of the water on my knee in kicking was not great, so I wound up doing the whole thing with a pull buoy (leg float). I think I will be sorry tomorrow, in my shoulders and arms! :-)
I did walk 30 mins yday, at a VERY slow pace. It went OK. Stairs and "inclines" are still painful. Because I am somewhat of an idiot, I'm going to try running today -- on a track or the flats -- to see how that goes. I'm not THAT tough tho, so if it hurts too much, I'll stop.
CONGRATULATIONS on the 20 miler! That is just SO exciting! I can't remember -- have you gone that far before? As Delirium and I discussed once, once you do that 20 miler, you feel you "can do it." (Even if you are cursing out loud, for the last bit *grin*) I have actually decided to ask H to "run me in" on the marathon. I have the course elevations printed out here at my desk (they are available at bsim.org if you are interested) -- and the biggest hill (0-600 ft and back) is at mile 12, then another smaller one (100-300 ft) at mile 16, then sort of rolling hills, but (ugh) then at mile 20 it starts gradually up for 2 miles (from 100 to 300 ft) with a "spike" at about 22.5 of 100 ft climb...then back down (steep) from 22.5-23, another small "spike" at 23-1/2 (about 50 ft climb looks like), then rolling down from 23-1/2 to 25, at which point (is this satanic, or WHAT) it has another 100 ft "spike", then rolling thru the final 1.5 miles.
I think I am going to have my boyfriend meet me at about mile 20-21, if it's possible. He will have to walk in (they close the roads), but as it's an A-B marathon and he's not going to take the bus to "A" (the hotel is at "B"), he will have a few hours to get there *smile*. But with the "spikes" that are in the run from mile 20 on, I think that I want someone there with me. Maybe this is when the "unquote runners" would say oh, you are supposed to tough it out, etc. etc. -- but I don't really care. I think that, given the terrain, this final 5-6 miles is going to be incredibly tough, not just mentally (as you were realizing on your run), but physically, etc. So I'm going to have someone there for "support." Not to say you should do this, but maybe it would be a consideration -- esp if you have someone that you run with or who is supportive, and could run in with you even a couple miles?
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