Weird 24 hours for me. I got nailed by a hornet last night right on my knee cap. My knee joint swelled last night and I woke up at 11:00, 11:55 (took ibuprofen), 1:30, and finally got out of bed at 3:55. My knee is swollen still and very stiff... all the skin around my knee is numb. I tried to run my tempo this morning and was limping and my HR would not elevate. I ran 6 miles in 40:00 with my max HR at 126.
Tried to run again right before my wife went to work at noon- energy was great, legs felt awesome, but I couldn't bend my knee very well. I just ran a steady 8 miles.. during which I got a bloody nose. Ben is sick right now and I thought my nose was running. I kept blowing it about every 2:00 when I looked down at my shoulder and it was covered in blood. My hand was covered too. Limping along the trail covered in blood.. I still had a good run though. I'll move the threshold miles to Saturday and my long run to Sunday. Track reps tomorrow.
And welcome Beth and fatdad to my athlete roster. Beth is running the Las Vegas marathon and fatdad (who really isn't fat!) is running Seattle then Boston.
This my marathon shoe.. amazing! Nike Lunar Trainer.. Dathan Ritzenhein wore these at Beijing. Jeff pointed these out to me.