Sunday, April 04, 2010

Stretching out the sore spots on Easter Sunday!

After icing my knee heaps last night and tossing and turning during the night, it seemed a bit better this morning, not puffy but still very stiff. I decided to put it to the test and go for a short run to ease out the sore bits. The first half was painfully slow but the running helped and I was running freely on the return trip. I just ran from home along the cycle tracks past Giralang (our neighbouring suburb) and turned as I approached the tunnel to Gungahlin (exactly 4km) and returned home. It was a stunning morning for a run. Daylight saving has ended and it was light early although I didn't go for my run until 8am. It was really quiet in the streets and extremely pleasant.
Total distant: 8km
Time taken: 47:20
Average speed: 5:54
Calories burned: 468 (not enough to counteract the chocolate)
Total distance for week: 95.86km
Happy Easter to all my friends. Stay safe and don't over-indulge in chocolate or you'll feel like I am right now. I think I'll have to go for a bike ride next!
I have entered the National Capital Marathon on 2nd May and only have one more big week of training before I start tapering. Oh dear, here's hoping I can do it!


  1. Yes I also say: you can! Be careful with your knee but the tapering will help. Have a good Easter.

  2. With a sore knee. why were you running on a bike path ? Very good weekly total of kms, but have you given your knee time to recover, or will those kms be shot down this week ? Get the bike out for a few days!! Lose a couple of days or lose a couple of weeks.

  3. Chocolate has antioxidents and helps with pain relief. Keep on the choc fix method, it works because it takes your mind off the sore knee and on your poor stomach trying to process those calories. Then your brain has to figure out how to burn off the calories without exercise. Don't go over the handle bars on the bike, that will hurt, but will take your mind off the sore knee.

  4. You are consistent enough to do it.
    By the way do we still say "Ken did a CJ" or is it now "Ken did a Strewth"? We should see video evidence of Ken's Strewth soon. Yes I have seen a photo but I want the video.

  5. That wasn't a "CJ", it was just a flesh wound!

    You can do it now that you've dumped your slow training partner (me) and recruited some fast ones.