2 steps forward, 1 step back

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Graphs by SportTracks

This is encouraging… You can see that I am increasing my total miles each month but also decreasing my pace. This is exactly what I need to do to meet my goal of Boston Qualifying in May.

But we have an issue… running downhill hurts. CRAP! The race I am signed up for is mostly downhill.

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Mountains to Beach Marathon

So if I can’t run downhill we may have big problem on our hands (left knee to be more specific). I saw the doctor yesterday and he confirmed what my coach thought was the issue, a weak VMO. So the plan is:

  1. Stay off downhill running for now
  2. Work on strengthening the VMO
  3. If downhill still hurts in 3-4 weeks, change race to Rock-N-Roll San Diego
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San Diego Marathon

 

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