#TrainingTruth: Too much running = cranky knee.
After running four days in a row, my 3 mile trail run was accompanied by an unwelcome stabbing pain in my left knee. So after enjoying a post run soccer game, I took a rest day. Goodbye pain.
#TrainingTruth: I have a strong aversion to headwinds.
I'll tell you why. Headwinds on an out & back run should become tailwinds, but they never do. The winds usually shift, so I find myself facing headwinds again. Only thing to do, is power though.
#TrainingTruth: I can tackle hills with my eyes closed.
Seriously, if I keep my eyes down and avoid looking up to see how much further until I reach the top, then my uphill runs turn out much better. Then I reward my legs with the foam roller.
How do you overcome the hurdles you encounter during your runs?
#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to assess ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.
To participate all you have to do is share your #TrainingTruths:
- Tag a Twitter post with the hashtag #TrainingTruths
- Comment on the Running Escapades Facebook page
- Leave a link to your own blog post in the comments
I look forward to reading your #TrainingTruths!