Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Regaining Confidence

Yesterday evening I did some structured speed work for the first time since injuring the knee. This was mostly a confidence building exercise. Workout plan was 4.5 miles total broken up as .75 mile warm up, 3x8min fast-steady with 2 min walk rest in between, .75 mile cool down.

My Garmin tells me that the fast paces were 8:45min/mi and the warm up/cool down was 11:28min/mi. I was actually shooting for ~9:15 for the fast paces so I guess I got a little over zealous. The knee held up well which gave me some much needed confidence for the upcoming half marathon.

My appt with the orthopedic is later this morning. I made the appt a month ago when it was swollen, sore, and making crunching noises; this is the soonest they could see me. Frustrating!! I thought about cancelling, but I think I'll take the opportunity to at least tell them what *was* going on and see if they have any insight.

20 comments:

  1. Hope your doc appt goes well! Seems like you're all healed up.

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  2. Yea, you are faster when you don't know it :-) I'm like that too by the way. I always seem to run faster when I don't know what my pace is.

    Glad to hear the knee held up well. Let us know how the appt goes..

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  3. I'm glad the knee feels better but it's good that you're still going to see the Dr anyway. Let us know how it goes :-)

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  4. Lisa,

    I tend to run faster than plan during most of my structured speed work.

    This is where the HRM or GPS comes in really handy.

    Hope there is good news coming with your orthopedic. :)

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  5. Sounds like a great workout. Nice job! I'm glad to here that the knee is holding up well. Good luck with the doctor.

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  6. Great news. I look forward to hearing what the doc has to say.

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  7. Yes, keep your appointment!

    Keep us posted as to what the Dr. says...

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  8. Hooray for the knee!! I'm curious to see what the doc says though - for those times when my knee acts up.

    Good luck :-)

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  9. tell the doctor "only good news or I will kick your butt"

    good luck

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  10. It does stink that you have to wait so long until you get in to the doc! Hope the appointment goes well though!

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  11. Sounds like a successful run! Nice work!

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  12. Will post separately about this, but the diagnosis was PFS (patellofemoral syndrome) causing(?) chondromalacia patella. Treatment will be PT & cortesone injections. Stay tuned for details...

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  13. Hope the appointment went well. How's the knee doing post-workout?

    P.S. your daughter looks so great -- I sure miss those days! :)

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  14. So...what did you find out at the appt? Is everything ok...like it appears to be.

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  15. Yeah I hate the doc thing, you wait a month to see them after you are already hurting..

    Glad the knee is feeling better... I'm sure the doc will tell you to rest, ice, compress, and elevate.. They always do.

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  16. I hope the doctor visit went well. I hope they were able to help you. Sounds like you did awesome on your run. You will be back to full strength soon.

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  17. Great job on the run. That's a very good pace!!

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  18. That happened to me way back in the day when I hurt my knee. By the time I saw the doc it was all better. I hope your appt. goes well!

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