I want to run so badly. Yet, I'm trying to give my knee some rest in hopes that it will heal. Thus, zero miles for me this week. The sad part is that I'm not sure my knee feels any better. But, it's not worse. My plan is to rest a month (which I now define as 4 weeks). On the 28th day from the SV marathon, I plan to go for a short run. Then, get 1 or 2 short runs in before the Turkey Trot in San Jose. I plan to run the Trot slow and just do a 5K. Hopefully, I won't lose too much.
In the meantime, I have used my home elliptical 4 times. I think I'm getting fast on it (or at least not as slow). I also used my home gym to get some weight training in twice. However, it sure is not the same as running. On the positive side, it allows me to watch sports at night while I jump on the elliptical or use the home gym. I feel bad for the treadmill. Although, I generally ran outside, I would use it 10x more than the elliptical. It must feel very neglected.
I do wonder how the long runs are going to go in the winter. Last winter, I could not run because of the injury. I generally like running in the cold and/or the rain so I am sort of looking forward to some long runs. I got use to running with the running group for the long runs over the summer so it's a bit scary to think about running by myself. I did train for my first marathon alone, so I know it will be okay.
My only running goal for the coming week is to find a good running book or two to read to help me better prepare for the next marathon. Any recommendations would be great.