Speed on the Knee

My knee is holding up well. I fell Monday and scraped it, but I was able to run easy on it yesterday and it didn't feel too uncomfortable today when I ran to Memorial Park.

Today I warmed up, then ran a 7:56 mile and 8 x .25  mile with 1 minute rests (8:21/mile, 8:02, 8:25, 8:16, 8:32, 8:28, 7:41, 7:56). I finished with a cool-down run.

Next time, I'll try to keep my pace at 8:00/mile or better, but at least I sped up towards the end. There's just something about knowing that you're almost finished.

I stopped at a water fountain and a runner asked me about my knee and told me about his last fall over a short tree stump. The only fun thing about falling is getting to talk about it. Plus, my husband says it makes me look tough!


Always Ready to Race (Running Times) - I don't know when my next race will be, but I want to be ready.

Talking Dog YouTube Video - Makes me laugh every time.

Photo: 3 swans swimming during my run in Stavanger, Norway last March.


  1. I enjoyed the article! I try to follow that concept to some extent myself, though I certainly don't run at the level of the examples given. :) Are you not training for a marathon right now? I thought you were, given your 23 mile run. And you certainly seem primed to rock one right now, I tend not to want to run more than 16 miles unless I am within 12 weeks or so of a marathon. Last fall, when my schedule got messed up, I think I ended up with too many long run weekends and got a little burned out by the time of the Seattle Marathon. I do, however, like to run races of different distances fairly frequently! My next marathon is Portland in October, with several halfs in the interim.

  2. GREAT! It's such a good feeling to heat up a run without pain after an injury or pain. Glad it went well for you!

  3. Great job on the speed work, Tina! A little bruised up, but it's not keeping you down :)

  4. That's great running! Love the talking dog!

  5. So glad you are ok after falling.

  6. your hubby is funny! does he call you tough chick?!
    ok, corny, i know!
    glad you are almost healed!


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