Thursday, August 28, 2008

8 Miles...Almost Pain Free!

Run Distance: 8 Miles, Run Time: 1:15

Yes I completed my 8 miler...almost free of pain. I had a little bit of some pain at about mile 6-7ish but nothing horrid and I ran through it with no problem. Unfortunately though, my knee hurts to go downstairs today. And the strange thing the physical therapist told me was "Only stop if it hurts after." Hmm...well first...how do you know you are causing "after pain" if you are trudging through the "during pain" to be able to stop? And to what degree does "after pain" have to be? I think I'm just going to use some good ol' common sense here and keep running because it is not like it hurts to the point of avoiding all stairs yet. Plus I only have a 4 miler today and then I see him again tomm. So maybe he can explain this whole "keeping going through pain unless it hurts after your run thing".

But yay for almost painless runs!!!

2 comments:

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice run! And congrats on being (nearly) painless!!!

alienontherun said...

I'm so glad that you are well and ready keep up with your training!! If you already ran 8 miles you should be ready for anything again!!