Trail Running 15:25  1.44 mi (10:43 / mi) +388ft 8:32 / mi
shoes: Solomon speed cross 3
very frustrating that the HR monitor seems to have stopped working. First mile is also really off...
Beautiful day out on the north ridge trails in late spring growth after a rainy day. My body, however, was not so beautiful.
Right knee had bad steps right from the beginning. The funny thing is that, for the first time this spring- I did feel my self get "on top of my hips" and be able to spin my legs "lighter"of the ground. It was either too little too late or not enough for my right knee as I had to stop 1.5 miles in as it just felt like the irritation caused was too great for the gain. I did walk the 1.5 miles back on the trail and felt fine.
I am actually walking away from this run in a pretty positive space. The last few years have been rough as a year plus of rest and PT wasn't effective, just as shorter spans of rest following I just kept ending up in the same place. Good stretches would turn south and this past year I just had fun and raced and did want I want anyway, ignoring common sense. That finally, of course, caught up to me as well.
Now I feel like a mess, but I am starting over and am giving myself the time and space to do so. With that comes a sense of patience. I am heading somewhere and I saw that today. I had my year of fun, now I will ease in and hope for the future again.