Finally had the chance to get on the G-Trainer and it was awesome. I reduced my body weight 25% so I was about 120 pounds. I didn't feel any knee pain at this weight but once I went up to 85% I started feeling it so I returned to 75% and upped the pace. It is pretty easy to run fast so tomorrow morning I will run an hour and hopefully hit about 12 miles.
The news is not great however. My knee is still very sore and inflamed. I am going to try and line up an MRI tomorrow to rule out a stress fracture. The surface of the femur and tibia are definitely hitting off each other and causing stress. I personally don't think its a stress fracture but I think I'm on the way to getting a stress fracture. Where I am confused is not so much with the pain, I have been dealing with that for the last 3 weeks. I am confused as to why its happening and how I am going to deal with it moving forward. I am not training very hard, I am putting the bare minimum of stress for someone trying to run at a high level. If I have no meniscus left and I have a chronic ailment well then it may be back to listening to The Smiths and sinking into depression. I am looking forward to seeing the Ortho in the next few days to get to the bottom of this pain and on a practical journey on how to fix it.
Right now I am still planning on running my races but I am a few days away from pulling the plug on the season and taking 6 weeks. I have proved to myself that I can fit with little training and this was coming off a 7 month lay off. Coming back from a 6-8 week lay off will be nothing. The weather is getting better so I will be able to get out on the bike. Maybe I should stick to the bike but running is like a drug to me.
Peace and Love