Afoot, Again

I’m super crazed at work, but I wanted to share that I’ve run three days in a row! So far, […]

By on October 9, 2007 | Comments

I’m super crazed at work, but I wanted to share that I’ve run three days in a row! So far, no pain in the knee in any of the runs. I have had some funny sensations in the injured area, but definitely not pain. If anything it’s closest to numbness. Based on personal experience, I’m not worried a bit. During one of my Park City summers, I routinely fell on a particular spot on one of my knees. Well before the end of the summer, that area of tissue was essentially numb, but sensation has sense returned.

On Sunday, I went out for a run and due to a number of factors, ended up running without my HR monitor, GPS running watch, or even a watch. It was quite refreshing. In late afternoon, I drove over to Potomac Overlook Park and headed up the Potomac Heritage Trail. I turned around after awhile as it was getting dark. It was quite dark by the time I made it back to Potomac Overlook. The last half mile/mile of trail running in the dark without a light was fun. It was a great adventure run even though it was all within 10 miles of my house.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.