5073 total / 0 in 2018

For 2016 - Have fun & stay healthy while running marathons & ultras as I work towards my 50 states goal. Oh, and to stay up-to-date with recording my mileage.

Keith Hulsey ran: After yet another wee...

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  • 10 miles
  • 01:30 time
  • 08:47 pace
  • 1426 calories
  • 196 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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good Grant's Trail 10 10.21 mi 01:30 08:47 pace

After yet another week of no running thanks to a painful knee, I believe it's getting better. My doctor's read of my MRI is that the tears on my miniscus are degenerative. I suppose over time they will get worse, but for now I found the trick to managing it, Aleve (naproxen). I had been using Advil (albeit very sparingly), but once I switched to Aleve it was amazing. I felt good and ran 10 miles after a week off. I was actually able to return to my normal gate and stride.

This was my first time on Grant's trail in quite a long time. The morning was sunny, almost hot, and there were quite a few people out on the trail. One strange thing was on my return leg, I had this guy run about 3 feet behind me like he was drafting. I had my headphones on, but sensed he was there and said "Hi". He didn't say anything. I decided to keep running at my pace. He stayed on my heels for about a mile and a half. I decided to pick up the pace just a bit. That did the trick as I looked back after a bit and noticed he had started walking. I just kept going. Really kind of creepy, don't you think?
After my run, I hopped on the bike and went back up the trail 4 miles(8 round-trip) to meet up with my son's Scout troop. Overall, a good day with a functioning knee. Woohoo!

  • Keith H.
    Keith H.

    Great 10 miler, Keith! Keep an eye out for the stalker.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Sarah S.
    Sarah S.

    Very creepy!!

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Kris M.
    Kris M.

    Creepy indeed..maybe he liked the view? Glad you were able to get in such an impressive run after a week off. Fingers crossed regarding your knee.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Carol K.
    Carol K.

    Nice run! I agree...that was creepy. It would be one thing if he had responded to your "hi" and said something like "just looking for a pacer to keep me moving". But a no response is weird. Glad you turned on the jets and lost him. If that ever happened to me, I would freak.

    about 6 years ago Like1 person