OMG people. OMG...(laughing)
I've got one week and counting. Wow...
So, quick entry this week! Today was 6 miles on the training schedule. But to allow my knee to heal, I didn't run with the group. Instead I took to the elliptical machine since it's less stress on my knee joint while still digging in a workout.
So to the gym I went. And it worked like a charm.
Mile 1... weak in the knee a tiny bit, but at least have a fluid motion. My breath was good and I quickly increased to a running motion.
Mile 2... very strong. So strong that I didn't even have to slow down until about ten minutes in. Then I slowed to a walk for a minute, and kicked out another 8 minutes running surprisingly easily.
Mile 3... still strong and hanging in there.
Quick break to configure my shoe inserts and re-adjust the movie I was watching (that's a trick I use to stay on the treadmill or elliptical for long training... I watch a movie on my iphone), then I was at it again.
Mile 4... super easy.
Mile 5...still moving well, but knee getting a bit stiffer.
Mile 6... home run and done. Knee is stiff but working enough to keep me going.
Overall, very happy.
I even did another hour of strength training I felt so good.
So little by little I'm gathering everything I'm going to need for this race. Anyone have any advice, I am all ears... especially if anyone has done A1A in particular.
Talk to you all soon. And yes, I'm icing my knee as "we speak".
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