I ran too long / fast / aggressive during my last NRC adventure. What I initially believed to be a particularly sore calve ended up being a knee injury. Both calves, right more than the left, were sore on the day I went out running; I suspect that my right knee in particular compensated. Since the day after, my knee has nearly buckled a few times. As such, I have passed on running since then.
In reverse chronological order, these are the runs from the NRC in which I have
- Fuel the Run with Shalane // 33 minutes
- 3K Walk Backs // 3k meters
- Fifteen Minute Headstarts // 15 minutes
- A New Run // 25 minutes
- Today’s 30 Minute Walk // 30 minutes
- First Long Run // 35 minutes
- unguided run // 20 minutes
- Next Run // 22 minutes
- Fifteen Minute Run // 15 minutes
- Running for More: Purpose // 20 minutes
- Celebration Run // 25 minute run
- Tough Day Easy Run // 20 minute run
- First Run // 20 minute run
- Running for More: Connections // 25 minute run
Instead of running or even doing strength exercises in which I use my legs, I have been rotating through arm, back, abdominal, and chest exercises. In lieu of one hundred weighted squats, deadlifts, and calf raises, I substituted tricep dips, curls, shoulder presses, rows, and hammer curls.
Let’s meet back here next week, same time same place, for a check in?