Just did a quick mile out and back today to keep myself in the habit. Knees still very crampy and aching even when running with aspirin...this might not be a good thing. I walked 3/4 of it (ugh...would love to up that ratio but I'm a pain wuss and won't run through the ache). I hope running is like figure skating for me in the sense that I would spend weeks and weeks on one or two moves and never get it right and then one day step onto the ice and do it without any effort.
I did sign up for a holiday running/walking challenge on RW. I set my goal for 5.5 weeks at 40 miles...doesnt seem like a lot but for me that will be huge (thats around 8 miles a week). I just want to do my team, the Galloping Gobblers, proud! :-)
I skated this morning as well and my knees hurt on the ice too. I worked through it and did my usual repertoire of edges, crossovers, spiral, lunge (ouch on the knees) spin and waltz jump. Not too bad for half an hour. I just wish my legs didn't cramp up so much even doing mundane things....
Debating on the wisdom of going out tomorrow...even for another out and back...my race is only a mile on Thursday and I know I will be near the back of the pack...do I push myself to improve or let my body rest and let the adrenaline take me on Thursday?
Endomondo specs before I forget:
3.78 mph avg
Time to hit the showers and find something productive to do....