Saturday, March 8, 2008

Setback

Yesterday at lunch, I went to the gym for a treadmill run. After a couple of minutes I got this burning sensation inside my left knee. Tried to stretch it out but I just couldn't get rid of the burn.

Decided to play it safe and went to UofT (University of Toronto) to sign up to the sport center so I can use the pool. I swam about 500m. I'm an ok swimmer technically (I think) but I have no stamina. I definitely have to work on this. Didn't really time myself, but I think it took me 15-20 minutes to do it, including 3 one minute rests.

At dinner time, I went back to the gym and did 45 minutes of easy stationary bike, keeping my HR under 140. After the bike, I couldn't help myself and tried the treadmill. I did an easy 15 minutes run without problem.

This morning I went to the gym hoping to be able to do yesterday's quality workout that I skipped. I kinda felt something in my knee but not too bad, so I warmed up, did 4 strides (instead of 6) and then pushed on with 2 miles at my threshold pace. By the end, I could definitely feel something so I cooled down and didn't do the second 2-miles interval. This sucks. I iced it and it feels fine but I'm going to skip tomorrow's long run and I won't run on Monday either. I'll either bike or swim.

Hope everything is back to normal for next Sunday's race. This is probably the end for any sub-22 minutes dreams I had. I'll be happy with sub-23. Heck, I'll be happy to run it at all!

2 comments:

42at42 said...

Take it easy on that knee. It looks like you have some big races planned.

Jean-Daniel Begin said...

Thanks Marty. I'll try!