Thursday, October 30, 2008

The slump

I feel like I am in a slump this week. The temperature dropped to the 30's and it rained the past 2 days, making it difficult to find the motivation for a run. And since I started a 5-day running week 3 weeks ago, my legs (knees, expecially) have been feeling the strain more than usual.

As we are are planning to do the 5K this Saturday, I thought this was the best time for a low mileage week (20-25 miles). But my body decided to chill out even more. After my sluggish 4 miles on Monday, I have not been able to get in the groove. Yesterday after work, I was exhausted again, and took an impromptu nap for about an hour before dinner. I did 30 minutes on the exercise bike at the end of which the inner part of my knees felt like they were on fire. It went away after some stretching. I have been feeling a tenderness and slight burning pain in the same spot after running for a couple of weeks, which disappears after stretching and rest. My self-diagnosis is Pes anserinus bursitis...but need more symptoms to take myself off to the sports doc.

After an attempted run ended in failure this morning (no pain, I just had to stop after a mile and a half), I have decided to give it a rest and just focus on cross-training, strength and core work till the 5K on Saturday.


lauren said...

so sorry you are in a slump, but I understand. This weather makes it tough to motivate! Hope that your knees feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes our body's let us know when we need a break. I am sure the rest was well deserved. The weather also doesn't help.

Heather said...

It's always good to listen to your body - hopefully you will be well-rested for the 5K.