I did my run today with Kevin Adams and Lee Cox. We ran an easy loop around the Blue Hill Trails. It was not a good run for me. I have a big engine right now but it sits in a horrible chassis. My knee will not give me a break. It was hurting from the first step to the last. It basically feels like the head femur is bouncing off the head of the tibia. I know I have little meniscus left but whats there is not working so I need to do something. Suggestions Welcome!
Tomorrow I am seeing Doctors and getting treatment at Foundation Performance. My concern is that if I keep running I am going to develop a hairline fracture on the surface of one of the bones. There could already be a stress reaction or some bruising but it makes no sense to me as I was able to run a hard 12k of XC on it 9 days ago. Last night I ran 10 miles on the mill and it really wasn't bad. Again, another concern is that I have dealt with so many injuries that I tend to think of injuries on a different level then many other runners. Maybe if someone with more sense had this same pain I feel they would consider themselves injured and take a month off. I don't want to take time off until after Word XC and my goal is to maintain fitness until then. I also don't think that time off is going to fix it if it is bone on bone. I will need more treatment or maybe an injection of some sort. Resting will only prolong the root cause.
Enough with the speculation. I am on a minor injury that could be bad. I need to weather the storm for two weeks in which time it may go away or it may get worse. Its a gamble I am willing to take. Tomorrow is Alter-G so that will be a great test to see if it really is bad.
Peace and Love,