My knee is giving my gyp. Not the one which twinges every so often (a couple of times a month or so, nothing to worry about) as though someone's stuck a needle into it but the other one, the one that doesn't make a squelching noise as I walk up the stairs. Not pain as such, but the feeling that it's not quite right, as though there's some swelling in the joint.
So I've been taking it easy. I missed my Sunday run completely and just took the dog for a walk, though that turned into a 4.5 mile trek (I'm sure that's the path we used to go up when riding).
Monday was a rest day as normal, then Tuesday was a run day. So I ran. But not as far/as long as normal. Just a quickie, short and fast. Too fast. At an average pace of 5:30 minutes per k, I could only keep going for 9 minutes, then had to do the last 400m home at walk/trot intervals.
Knee not too bad but still not right.
Wednesday is slob day where I catch up with TV from the week after work so good rest for the knee apart from the walking around at work.
Thursday is another run day. I went out for my run this morning. Continuing the theme of sore knee and not running too far I went 2.2k instead of my normal 5ish. I picked up the pace again but not quite as fast as Tuesday, hoping to complete the run. I reversed direction somewhat so most of the downhill was during my warm up walk, I know running downhill is going to cause more impact to my knees as I tend to lean back and land on my heels. I got home breathing a lot more heavily than I do on my longer runs.
time 13:13 minutes
Pace 5:58 (my normal pace is 6:30 to 6:50, so that's still faster, though slower than Tuesday, though I had to give up on Tuesday)