The California International Marathon is 6 DAYS AWAY. I’ve run over 500 miles since I decided to sign up. I’m so excited and so grateful for the chance to run.
Last week I choose to rest from running. The tendon on the back of left knee turned up sore after my last 20 miler, and hurt more after the final 16 miler. I kept lifting last week, but let the tendon heal until Friday. Once I felt no pain, I did 20 minutes on the elliptical. No pain there either.
Saturday morning I tried three miles, and the pain was there. It came in around the first mile, and topped off at about a 3 out of 10 pain level. That was how it felt during my last 16 miler. It is disappointing to feel that, especially after a week of being disciplined and resting it.
That said, because I have been very good about resting, I know my race is not in jeopardy. There is nothing more that I can do to improve my training at the point. However I can mess it up haha!
I did decide to order a Pace Band. It is so helpful to see the times broken down. There is the saying that goes, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” I’m keeping that mindset for this race. Just run one mile at a time, and stay focused.
One more Active Release Therapy session this morning, and come Friday let the carb loading begin!