This weekend I had back to back 5 km runs. It wasn’t planned at all. I ran yesterday in -11ºC (-22ºC windchill) and had zero knee pain. This after a particularly weird week where I had one day of excruciating anterior knee pain so bad I could barely walk which disappeared the very next day. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had any run in the past month or two where my knee didn’t bother me. In any event, the knee felt great yesterday and I considered a short run today as the weather warmed up to a balmy -3ºC (-7ºC windchill). As I got going, I realized the knee was feeling pretty darn good, so I aimed for 5 km and accomplished my goal.
Two runs in a row with no knee pain. What gives?
Honestly, I have no idea. All I know is that it feels damn good to go for a run and not feel pain. Haven’t experienced that in a long, long time.
I accepted a challenge from another blogger to run 1000 km in 2015. Consider I only ran 640 km last year, this is a tall, tall order. I had set a goal for myself of 750 km. I’ll be happy with that; but a thousand? Stay tuned!