Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Lake Hefner near sunset on a run (low water!)

After a visit to the doctor, I'm back on track.  Turns out I've got some ITB issues in my left knee. A little stretching and I should be good to go.  However, its a really hard part of your body to stretch.

I completed a 20 miler last week with relative ease, so I signed up for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.  I'm running it with a good friend from ABQ.  I'm pumped!  Still, this is the "least" prepared I think I've been for a marathon.

Also, my training plan has now entered the "build" stage.  I've got an extra swim workout and a few more bricks throughout the week.  It seems manageable so far.

One more thing, I'm considering this for my next goal after IM Louisville.  Whatdya think?

Sunday, April 03, 2011


I had a few solid weeks of training and I was settling in to the routine nicely.  Then, I suffered a set back.  I've got pain in my left knee when I run.  I noticed that my knee felt a little different for the last few weeks, but it wasn't troubling at first.  Then on Wednesday, during my run commute in, I felt some more intense pain.  Since then, I can feel some swelling (I think) even when I'm stationary.  I feel it when I bike, too.  Not good.

The bad news: I doubt I'll be able to run the Oklahoma City Marathon with my friend from ABQ on May 1.  But who knows?

The good news: I have an appointment on Friday with an orthopedic doctor that has a very good reputation in the runner / triathlete community.  So, hopefully I'll be in good shape. 

Until then, more swimming, lifting, and (eek!) elliptical.  I need to do this right so I'll be in good shape for Louisville.