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  1. RUN
    good Snow run! 10 mi 01:56 11:35 pace

    6 inches of unplowed snow on many of the roads. I avoided the real roads to stay away from the cars. And I also warmed up extensively with a whole bunch of decline squats and foam rolling. I also w... read more

    • Mike K.
      Mike K.

      Now that's a decent snowfall! Glad this run went so well and you were able to up the mileage. Doesn't hurt to have the calm of the snow either.

      2 months ago Like1 person

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      If it's a skeleton staff, I don't recommend trying their diet plan, Pierre. Dangerous…

      about 1 month ago Like1 person

    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      A cute friend of mine looked at the coding of the site last night and was horrified to see it's *all* HTML. Welcome to the 20th century, folks.

      about 1 month ago Like2 people

  2. RUN
    alright 7.75 mi 01:16 09:48 pace

    Not quite as good as the past couple of days, so there was some reaction from the 10 miles yesterday, which made me not go for another 10 today... still some way off from an actual long run, or reg... read more

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Just keep smart, like you are. Listen carefully to your body and don't push it. I know you want to--I've been there many times (and I bet you have, too). Stay objective, head over heart.

      2 months ago Like1 person

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    • Cari H.
      Cari H.

      Keep listening to those cues your body sends and don’t worry about any mileage or training plans for now!

      2 months ago Like1 person

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Too bad you don't have a gym nearby that has some non-impact running machines. I've been trying out several. Lots of options these days.

      2 months ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    good Not easy, but not too hard ei... 10.1 mi 01:38 09:42 pace

    It's not like my knee pain has totally gone away so I can just run like normal. But once it started to get stiff 6 miles in, I just walked and stretched as I went up Hayes Hill. That's al... read more

  4. RUN
    good Breakthrough 5.09 mi 00:53 10:25 pace

    Yeah, I still walked up some of the uphill sections, but in-between, I was running much more normally. Upper leg feels so free compared to previous days. I can't feel anything bad from the qua... read more

  5. RUN
    Ice scramble 0.9 mi 00:17 18:53 pace

    Back to the AT section up East Mountain. With the pullout now clear of snow, I could park safely :)

    Just a quick dash up the hill to see the ice on the rocks above, and then the more careful sl... read more

  6. RUN
    good Nice 5 5.06 mi 00:53 10:28 pace

    No reaction to yesterday's overdoing of things, so I'll take this. Could only do 5 because of the time (got to get kids up for their dance class) but it went well. Didn't feel any re... read more

  7. RUN
    alright Good and Bad 8.7 mi 01:32 10:34 pace

    I was hoping that the knee issues would be completely resolved today, and I could plan a long run for the weekend.

    Nope. It's not that this was super-hard, but without question, my quad te... read more

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      Progress is a tedious game we play. Always weighing what is too much. Keep conservative and let the chips fall where they may. I've been suffering through my foot/ankle thing for months now. Not running (since Dallas Half in Dec). Just trying to get healthy and not reinjure it.

      2 months ago Like

    • David G.
      David G.

      You gotta take the good with the bad...but here's to the good outweighing the bad for you...way to work on the good John!

      2 months ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Don't panic, April is plenty of time. Just let it heal.

      2 months ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Back on Sisson Hill! 3.66 mi 00:42 11:26 pace

    An extra-special run today. I've been wanting to get back on the snowy hills. I thought about trying for something on the AT again (where there is a cleared parking spot!) but after lunch, I&#... read more

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      i love jerky pulling, so long as it's beef jerky. not so good for the knee though. welcome back to the hill

      2 months ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Whew, I cringe every time I read another risky sounding entry... and am so relieved it went well and you did not overdo it...

      2 months ago Like1 person

    • Paul S.
      Paul S.

      Way to be careful!

      2 months ago Like

  9. RUN
    good Almost back to normal 6.54 mi 00:58 08:52 pace

    Amazingly, my knee is really improving quickly. Still doing a lot of squats, foam rolling, and cross frictions on the quad tendon, but today, everything was noticeably looser in my right leg.

    I s... read more

  10. RUN
    good Exciting 1.6 mi 00:20 12:18 pace

    I was all excited after a) receiving two new pairs of my favourite trail shoes (La Sportivas Helios SR) which I got for 1/2 price and b) being able to run 6 miles decently in the morning. So I deci... read more

  11. RUN
    good Wanted to stress the tendons 6.3 mi 01:08 10:47 pace

    I decided to try going further, with the strong feeling that I would not need to limp home, if I was careful. And it worked out great. Yes, my knee gets tired at a certain point, and I get a dull a... read more

  12. This piece on pain management from Joe Uhan is a great explanation of exactly what I'm dealing with right now:

    ... read more

    • Mike K.
      Mike K.

      Interesting read - tough to listen to your body when you aren't sure what it's trying to say.

      2 months ago Like1 person

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    • John K.
      John K.

      Cari: yes, I have exactly this issue and the pain definitely refers down to the knee - my quad hurts also up by the hip, and towards the outside of the leg. I've been foam-rolling and stretching to address those trigger points. Although the problem shows in the quad tendon, and patellar tendon, it arises because of tight quad and hamstring I think... thanks for the link!

      2 months ago Like1 person

    • Cari H.
      Cari H.

      Glad it is useful. I hope it helps in recovery.

      2 months ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    good Egg run 4.54 mi 00:55 12:06 pace

    Knee showing real signs of recovery now. But you know, this is me. I get optimistic and run too far. And then it hurts, and I get pessimistic, limp around and sign up for the gym. And then right be... read more

  14. RUN
    A little something... 1.54 mi

    Given that I have been doing all the squats and lunges, without pain, and I'm told that I don't need to entirely give up running, but instead exercise those tendons right to the point of ... read more

  15. RUN
    Time to shut it down 3.04 mi 00:30 09:49 pace

    Yes, I can get to 3 miles without pain, but the tendon tells me no further every time. So, time to rest, I think. May be a while.

  16. RUN
    alright Pain-free three 3.03 mi 00:31 10:13 pace

    This is where I'm at for now. And ALLLL the strengthening exercises :)

  17. Shared Photo

    Passing for 2nd place just a 1/4 mile from the finish line of the MTM Holiday Classic 5k). The last time my knee was feeling good :)

  18. RUN
    blah Meh 7.27 mi 01:21 11:08 pace

    Same as the past few days. I can run maybe 5 miles without pain, but then it starts. I had to go out in the snow though since, well, I love running in the snow. And walked the last 1.5 miles up the... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Well, it won't be permanent if you give it enough TLC to recover. And I had patellar tendonitis once and found that wobbling my kneecap and doing clamshell exercises really made a lot of difference for that.

      3 months ago Like1 person

    • Jeff L.
      Jeff L.

      As you know, it's important to listen to your body and think long term in these situations. Sorry to hear you're still going through this.

      3 months ago Like1 person

    • Cari H.
      Cari H.

      Take recovery as seriously as you train and you will be in top form soon

      3 months ago Like1 person

  19. RUN
    alright Pretty Good 8.49 mi 01:27 10:12 pace

    Almost great, and managed to climb 2/3 of the hills on the way back home, but the last hill required walking, as my knee started to get stiff. For a few miles, I was able to forget that I have been... read more

  20. RUN
    Sisson Hill 4.02 mi 00:41 10:07 pace

    Just testing things out - I can go further afield now I think, and include a normal range of hills. So maybe I can finally escape the dull stretch of flat road in front of my house tomorrow?