The muscle spasm that knocked me out of commission last week hung around longer than I would’ve liked, but I think it is finally 100% gone. And I finally made it over 20 miles for the week, but I put strength training on pause as I was afraid it would re-aggravate the muscle.
2.3 neighborhood miles. It…kinda sucked. May have been just a day too soon to get back to running.
4.7 trail miles. I tried for 5, but went the wrong way at an intersection, backtracked, and somehow did the math wrong? Oh well. This one felt a lot better than Monday’s run. No pictures because I accidentally left my phone at home all day…
12 trail miles. I headed to a trail where I’m running a race the first weekend of July.
I had hoped to run a couple miles longer, but the trail was a lot more exposed to the sun than I was expecting and it was really zapping my energy. Is sun exposure a thing you can train for? Experience suggests no, but I should probably try anyway.
About 0.1 mile from the trailhead, I fell and slid on my knee, which felt about how it sounds. My knee is missing half the skin, but it looks worse than it is. The worst part was putting antiseptic on it when I got home.
1.6 miles with Kara, just to get my knee moving a bit. It’s not as swollen as I expected – hopefully today is as bad as it gets.
Total: 20.6 miles, 3,470 feet elevation gain