Friday, November 20, 2009

26 days later

26 days after the SV marathon, I finally went on a run.  Yeah!  I was planning to take a month off, then I cut that to 4 weeks and this week I decided to run a few days early.  I registered for the Turkey Trot in San Jose so I wanted to get a few runs in before it.

I planned to take it slow.  I ran 3.1 miles at a 9:56 avg pace.  The first mile was the slowest (about 11 min a mile).  I had a lot of discomfort in my left knee with each step immediately when I started running.  I actually wondered whether I should not run.  I stopped and played with my knee brace.  Then I saw my neighbor who was out walking and walked with her for about a quarter of a mile to try to warm up my knee.  My knee felt a little better when I started running again.  After the first mile it was somewhat better.  It was very frustrating but the last mile it felt okay and currently feels fine.  I need to keep doing my core exercise and look into other possible solutions.

I'm still very excited that I was able to start running again.  I'm going to take it slow the next few weeks and slowly build back up my endurance.

8 comments:

Lisa said...

I've been reading about a lot of marathoners who are suffering from PMS - Post Marathon Syndrome lol. They just cannot get out there and run. Seems to be a very common thing. But at least you were able to get a run in and ease your body back into it. I'm doing a turkey trot too, it's becomming a tradition in our family.

Suzy said...

Yay for getting back out there for your first post-marathon run!! Take it slow and enjoy the Turkey Trot!

Tim F. said...

Hi Lisa - the turkey trot should be fun. I have never ran that one before. I also got three people from my work to run it. It should be a blast.

Suzy - I hope you have a better day today!

ShutUpandRun said...

Yep slow and easy. I know how that goes. But it pays off!

Rio Runs said...

The turkey trot should be pretty fun! I found it hard deciding exactly how long of a break to take off running after my 1st marathon. Good job on getting out there!

Meg Runs said...

We all say we're not going to run for such and such amount of time but we all give in...we love it too much! Have a fun run!

Mark said...

Glad you're back out there, hope the knee gets better.

Jill said...

hey...found your blog, very fun reading! Thanks. I suffer from the let-down of a marathon a lot. All that training and prep and it's just done. Glad you are getting back out there - it will all come back soon!! Happy Turkey Troting!