Waiting, Impatiently

Ok, I took yesterday off completely from running and intend to do the same today. If I have as little […]

By on October 5, 2007 | Leave a reply

Ok, I took yesterday off completely from running and intend to do the same today. If I have as little pain today as I had yesterday, I will try running again tomorrow. This knee thing is really frustrating me. The pain’s not so bad that I can’t run through the it, but it seems that my running is only prolonging the injury. While the pain is mostly bearable, my stride is definitely negatively impacted and at some point in the run, the pain changes to a sort that connotes stride breakdown or physical damage. I’m not sure if radiating pain is the right term, but at some point the pain does change from annoying localized pain and stiffness to more shooting pain.

What’s more frustrating than the injury itself is that I was on track to be back in shape. I had three solid training weeks in August, the 10 day mountain trail blitzkrieg, and then some more decent training and long runs once I got back. With me sitting here plumping up and losing fitness, that all seems for naught.

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 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.