I definitely have myself an overuse knee injury. After doing some reading on the World Wide Web, I have come to the conclusion that I might have patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) or "runners knee". But who really knows... I guess the doctors, if I would just go, but they are sooooo overrated! The internet has confirmed what I learned in my Human Pathophysiology class- RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation).
So I had a short run today, 5 miles. I completed all 5 miles but it felt like my patella was gonna pop out of my knee and tumble down the road or something... I just tried to focus on my pace the whole time to take my mind off the pain. I was successful in the fact that I kept an awesome pace but that was about it.
Mile 1- 7:42
Mile 2- 7:41
Mile 3- 7:43
Mile 4- 7:43
Mile 5- 7:44
Tomorrow I am supposed to run 8 miles but I think I might need a day off... I know right! AHHH! Well I guess I will just see how the old knee is doing tomorrow and make my decision then. My total miles logged for November is a whopping 115 miles! December only brings on more miles! Stay tuned!
Happy Holidays! - Kristal