Monday, December 19, 2011

Back On Track

Saturday's run at Mt. Falcon was a success. My knee gave me some intermittent aches during the first lap, but then went quiet during the second. I felt great running that last three downhill miles. What a difference a week makes!

Jim P met me for the first lap. It's always a pleasure to share some miles with Jim.  Jaime came out too and we had planned to meet on the trails. I have no idea how, but we probably passed by several times and never actually saw each other!

At one point during the second lap, I stopped the watch and sat on the small bench coming up Parmalee.  For about 4-5 minutes, I soaked in the sun and mountain views. By that time of the day, I was enjoying cloudless skies and windless 50 degree weather.  Simply glorious.

Post run I couldn't have been happier as I walked around the house completely pain free.  That was until about two hours later I walked into AND connected my bum kneecap with the edge of a door!  The next 5 minutes were spent rolling on the floor writhing in pain.  I've never done that before, so why now!!  How could I possibly be such a klutz?  Right back to day one of this stupid injury I went...limping around the rest of the night.

Thankfully, my newly induced pain went away on Sunday and has not returned.  I'm back on track with Bandera training as I start heading into a taper for the next three weeks.  I feel a bit like I've been tapering already, but you won't find me complaining.  Funny how a minor injury can make you so thankful for what you previously took for granted.


  1. The weekend weather was spectacular, and I took advantage of every hour!

    I don't mess with the knees, and I do whatever they ask (in my case: adjust mechanics and shoes). Glad yours is feeling better.

  2. You ain't kidding mtnrunner2! Little sad to do a 180 into snow again!

  3. You're gonna kill Bandera Woody, it's always better when you know the hell you're walking into :)

  4. You betcha PG. That's the plan...but we all know how race plans go. If my feet cooperate and I don't make any big mistakes, there's no reason I shouldn't have a good day. Knowing this course will be huge for me this year. Looks like there will be plenty of fast guys there for me to chase.