Limping to the finish . . .
I’m so ready for school to end. I really am. But I will say G’s dance recital was the cutest thing ever, and I smiled a lot. So did she! I wish I had a better shot of her face (I tried to do a capture from the video) but she was beaming up there.
Proud of her and glad she wants to keep dancing (next year: ballet and tap, I think). The recital itself was — as Josh put it — high production value. Impressive! The older kids and the junior/senior companies were amazing.
It felt like an ending. Summer feels like it should start. And it WILL, but first –> 2 days left of school. I know they will go FAST.
Workouts this Week:
I had some knee pain intermittently during a few workouts. I wore my HOKA Clifton 8s again and it was a MISTAKE, every single time I do that I end up with pain in my right knee. This time it persisted into some of my other workouts, on and off.
M: 2 mi warmup @ 10:13/mi, then 5K race @ 7:52/mi (Weston Memorial Day 5K).
T: 6 mi. I wore the Hokas, and it was dumb. 10:37/mi, my legs felt dead and this slow pace didn’t even feel that easy; at the end my knee was hurting. 20 min leg/glute weights.
W: 3 mi warmup (9:44/mi), 3 mi hills on TM (1 minute x 12 @ 6.3mph and 5-6.5% incline), 2 mi cooldown @ 9:53/mi. (I don’t remember having any pain on this run.)
R: 8 mi @ 10:17/mi later in the morning, it was hot. + Intermittent pain.
F: 5 mi @ 9:35/mi. No pain to start but some later.
S: 13 mi @ 10:08/mi. Mild pain off and on in various areas. As I write this I’m wondering if this run was a mistake but I don’t feel anything today. SO hoping tomorrow things will be back to normal.
S: rest day, I think I will avoid dong strength too; I can’t tell whether that would be beneficial or not.
Total = 45 mi (including a 5K race), 1 strength
I did make a PT appointment but it’s not until after my call week. Nothing is severe but I am worried that it recurred. I also have ~400 miles on my ASICS (my workhorse everyday shoes) so maybe replacing them would be helpful as well.
(Not sure why the Hoka Clifton 8s do this, but it’s 100% a pattern I have noticed. They have less of a drop and it must alter the angle of my hip or change my stride in a way that irritates my knee. It’s almost like my R patella doesn’t track quite right when I wear these. Not saying they are bad shoes in any way, I know so many people love them! But I guess they are just not a good fit for me so I am parting ways with them.)