So, I'm totally freaking out right now.
Sunday Jessi and I had a marvelous and strong 9 mile run,
Monday I took a rest from running and cross trained on the bike for 60 minutes,
Tuesday I ran a strong 3 miles then stretched in yoga for an hour, and
Wednesday I ran 5 miles through horrible, sucky pain.
It wasn't a 'oo-I've-got-a-cramp' pain, but more like 'my-knee-is-unstable-and-is-effecting-the-rest-of-my-stride' pain. Does that make sense?
It started around 3.5 miles as a pain in my outer right knee. By mile 4 it had stretched to my ankle. This is when I should have stopped running. But I really wanted to get good mileage in this week! During the last mile I could feel the pain in my right hip. I was limping to finish the last half-mile. I'm sure I looked pathetic.
Weird thing is, when I stopped running and began walking the pain immediately when away. I stretched and stretched, hoping I would find a pulled or cramped muscle or tendon somewhere. Nothing. It wasn't until I was walking to my car before I felt it again. And now I'm limping around the house. I don't know much about running pains or injuries but something just doesn't feel right.
Needless to say, once home I iced my knees, popped some ibuprofen and said a quick prayer hoping this isn't any kind of injury. I am going to take tomorrow off as a rest day, but I'm totally freaking out. The race is less than 4 weeks away and we have been training so well! I felt so strong up until today...what is happening!?
I'm totally bummed but hoping some rest will do me good.