Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Long rest

I really did need to rest after the last 5K. My left knee began hurting, and I was afraid of causing injury by exercising on it, so I've taken off about two weeks, with one or two short jogs in between. Today I'm going to run with a friend, if she's up to it (I don't know if she likes cold-weather running), or run on the track. I'd like to get back into the habit of running at least 4 times a week. I'll be more careful about stretching, though. It was the outside of my knee that had been hurting, which appears to be iliotibial band syndrome. I'm not certain that's the problem, but if it is, the solution is to stretch the iliotibial band, and I notice that I had been neglecting that stretch for a while.

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