I‘ve been a little lazy since the Squamish 50/50 two weekends ago. It’s not so much that I couldn’t run, I either just haven’t had the time or couldn’t be bothered. Yes, I could have made time like I do every other time I want to go running. As for not being bothered, that’s pretty common for me after a big racing weekend like Squamish.
I fully intended to start back yesterday, but I genuinely didn’t get a chance on that occasion. So, today was the day. Just a quick, easy one to get back into it. It’s a hot one today with a lot of wildfire smoke in the air. In fact, as I was standing outside the house waiting for my watch to connect to the satellites, I noticed tiny bits of ash falling down from the sky. Probably not the best time to go running, but there’s another race coming up soon, so I need to get out there.
As I started to run I could feel some tightness in the right side of my groin. Again, this is something that’s not unusual for me. Towards the end of the run though, I developed some really bad pain in my right knee. Just tightness I think, but I’ve never felt it there before. I’m sure it’s just some residual tightness from Squamish, but I’m going to have to try and stretch it a bit over the coming days and keep an eye on it while I’m running. I was limping as I arrived back at the house, so it may not be as simple as that. I guess we’ll see tomorrow which is my next scheduled run!
On a side note, I am in the process of planning a run with David, from Ireland and Darren who’s up in Squamish. I met them during the Squamish 50/50 last year. At the moment, we’re looking at doing the West Coast Trail in one day, probably in May 2018. Seems a little crazy, but I think we can do it!