I hurt the IT band on my left knee at Cascade Crest 100 so because of that and my insane blisters I took one full week off from any sort of impact activity. I guess it was not enough.
I was just walking each flight today and going up felt fine but going down after about 20 minutes started to irritate my left knee. So what did I do? Like an idiot I kept going. I need to work on knowing when to pull the plug on workouts. Especially since I have still have several goals for this fall.
About 20 or 30 minutes in this couple showed up both looking uber fit. After another 20 minutes they took a breather at the top and suddenly when I show up the guy says, "He Martin...!" Turns out it's Leif Clarke and wife Colleen. We chatted for a minute and agreed how efficient running is compared to cycling if you want to just get in a workout and then I got back to it; 'it' being making my left knee worse.
About 50 minutes in I finally had myself convinced to call it quits when this woman who had been there pretty much as long as I had said in passing, "You are an animal on these!" What does Martin do? He does one more flight instead of going to the car.
Now I am in pain, I feel stupid (because I AM stupid) and I get to see how long it will take for my IT band to recover.
|large bottle w/1 scoop HEED and 1 tablet Nuun
|left IT band is sore and irritated
|Time of Day
|mid 70s, sunny, dry, calm
|Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix
|Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, Headsweats Visor