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