First, I realize that I neglected to follow up on the slight knee issue I had a little over a week ago. Fortunately it didn't really bother me last week, but I went to physio on Friday to have it checked out and get a little massage. The only issue they found was a tight quad, which could certainly have caused the twinges in my knee. My PT focused on that, while also giving my legs an overall assessment and rub-down. Everything felt good! I'm going back tomorrow just go keep things nice and loose.
On Saturday, I met up with some of my group for our final "long" run of 10 miles. We headed slightly north to The Marsh where we could run along quiet country roads with the canal on one side and farm fields on the other. We ran a simple out and back, taking it easy on the way 'out' and picking it up on the way 'back', averaging slightly faster than goal marathon pace overall.
The road was extremely sloped, which made my knee a little unhappy later in the day. I took good care of it for the remainder of the day as well as Sunday (skipped the short tun I had planned) and it's feeling good. Hubs thinks I'm over-reacting (taper pains?) and I hope he's right... but I'll be babying it this week nonetheless.
It's MARATHON WEEK!
I'll be focusing on recovery, rest, plenty of sleep, proper nutrition, gallons of water, compulsive weather-checking and race day prep.
Goal(s) to come and a training recap if I can pull it together.
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