I did Monday's workout today. I will be doing today's (Saturday's) workout tomorrow.
1/2 mile warm-up
10x400 meter sprints
1/2 mile cool down
Total distance traveled = 3.5 miles
I am proud of myself today. Going into this workout I was only planning on completing about 6 sets due to some knee pain in both of my knees that has been present and constant for about three weeks. I was under the impression that it was because of my hips being out of alignment again and because of the surface I was running on (a dirt road). But after thinking it through, I realized that my knees hurting couldn't be because of the dirt road because when I was running track we always ran on cement (my school only had a cement track, no lie. It was a running track, built for competitions, that was made out of cement) and we ran every single day, worse workouts than this and yet my knees never hurt. So that couldn't have been it. So I was in a store the other day because I knew that I needed new running shoes and in soles. I have low arches so I need arch support to avoid shin splints. And while I was looking at in sole brands I saw something on one of the packages that said, "Helps alleviate knee pain." Bingo. Right there. That, along with the fact that my running shoes are really old, was causing the knee pain. So I picked some up and used them today.
So I was going to play a waiting game with today's workout. I was going to go until I reached 6 sets and if my knees were killing me I wasn't going to continue, no use in injuring myself. When I reached the 6th set, there was not sign of knee pain at all. So I said to myself, "You can finish this workout, you're feeling good, there's no reason to stop." I posted my times below.
They aren't bad, not my greatest, but I'm more thrilled about the lack of knee pain. Yes!
"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."