Friday, November 6, 2009

Another Off Day

I think I'm seeing a Thursday pattern here. I had planned on mile repeats yesterday. Instead, I decided that a sore knee and sore groin would better be served with an extra night off.

I'm not sure the source of the pain. All I know is I woke up Thursday morning and felt like I had a pulled my right groin. And my right knee felt creaky and sore when walking. I figured that I slept on it funny or something so really didn't think much about it in the morning. But, when I still felt the pain in the late afternoon, I decided that the best thing to do would be to not push it. I couldn't help but taking lindsay's advice to heart - "Don't let the plan own you." I strained a groin last December, and it wasn't fun.

The good news is that it *must* have been the way I slept. I am totally pain free today! I am happy that I took the safe route and rested the extra day. In the big picture, the difference between 25 and 30 miles this week is inconsequential. But my peace of mind that there's nothing serious going on in there is priceless. On to Shelter Island on Sunday!


  1. Yeah, well say no more! If my groin was sore - running the last thing I am doing.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Way to be smart. I tried to run through the pain on Monday, and I think I made mine worse. No running for this gal for at least another week.

  3. I was worried there for a minute, then I read that you woke up pain free!

    See you on Sunday!

  4. guess you should practice sleeping some more! :)

    this is an excellent addition to the 3-week marathon training plan.

    glad you are feeling better!

  5. That's funny, practice sleeping. Now that's some training I want to get in on.

  6. I feel like every time I try to do 'speed' training, I get injured. We have to use the word 'speed' loosely when referring to The Green Girl. Heh.

    You take care of yourself!