Did my last long long run before the half coming up in 2 weeks yesterday. Was doing pretty good up till about 7 miles and then my knee decided to get pissy as hell.
And being curious is how you get into things you might have otherwise not gotten into. Or that’s what I hear about college anyway.”
I was able to find, eventually, a gait that reduced the pain from WTF to Ouch levels by landing my left foot on the outside edge. This reduced the stress that was happening to my knee or some reason I have no idea on but for whatever reason it let me maintain my pace for the most part.
We tried a 1 mile run, 45 second recovery lather rinse repeat this run and that worked okay I think. It didn’t cause problems anyway. And really not causing problems is something to be desired.
I’m going to put a pair of orthotics into my chosen race shoes, Nimbus 18’s right now, to add some support and help drive my foot to the outside. When it doubt just force it and hit it with some lube if it sticks right? It works in a lot of situations at least.
We didn’t quite get the pace I was hoping for but we might hit it for race day. Regardless the primary goal is just to finish the half marathon and not be last over the line.
I forgot to bring a chest strap which points out the problems I have with the OHR monitor on watch. Flexing of my wrist, shifting of the watch over time, this all means it reads funky. I had to throw out all my HR data for this run as it was all suspect. And not just mildly so.
Another problem I have is how instant pace using GPS is off. When you’re trying to run a pretty specific pace for a race and GPS based pacing is fluctuating 10-15% due to time outs and straight line averaging when going curves and corners it can be problematical.
I’m curious about the Stryd and it’s power zone training, the metrics it provides and how allegedly it can have accurate pacing without being calibrated. Since my stride is not consistent enough at this time it throws off my foot pod which is accurate at a given single stride length.
And being curious is how you get into things you might have otherwise not gotten into. Or that’s what I hear about college anyway.