As I had mentioned a little while ago, my knee had started to bother me so I went to a orthopedist to get it checked out. I heard back from the Dr. on Thursday about the MRI I had and the only thing he saw was some “normal” wear and tear under my kneecap, not a torn meniscus which he had initially thought. So I’m cleared to run! And can continue my training. I just have to be careful with lunges, squats, the elliptical, and stair master. So ultimately, it was a false alarm!
Since I was free to continue my training, I headed out for my 6 mile run. I started out slow and everything felt heavy after the first mile I found my groove. No pain from knee 🙂
This is the elevation for the route. I don’t think it could get any flatter. Luckily the race I’m training for is similar but I still thought this was pretty crazy! Flat roads make for fast times…
Among other things that I noticed during this run, I saw a gross amount of roadkill. I guess it’s strange that I haven’t seen more but it seemed a little bit exorbitant. I saw 2 huge Jingo sized possums, a squirrel, and something that looked like it might’ve been a raccoon at some point. GROSS! I think I might have to explore some new routes. As my runs get longer, I’m looking forward making my way down to beach for some nicer scenery. On the plus side, I think seeing these things that I would rather not see made me faster 🙂
I’m going to keep it my goal to maintain those negative splits through all of my training! My favorite feeling is sprinting at the very end of the run. I know that it probably means I could’ve gone harder throughout the run but for easy runs, I’ll take advantage of it 🙂
Don’t pretend you don’t wish you could have hair that sticks up like mine. I have another easy run tomorrow and then a tempo run on Wednesday.
Do you ever see roadkill on your runs?
What fun things did you do this weekend?