Wednesday, June 22, 2011
JJ Barea Day
Since my last post, I ran an easy 3-miler last Thursday and a 6-mile loop from Escambrón beach to Old San Juan and back. And then my right knee started acting up. Ugh!!! I was a little gimpy on Father's Day and the following days with a swollen knee. It felt weak and unstable. I was operated on that knee 10 years ago due to a torn meniscus. I decided to shut down training for a couple of days. Went to see a physiatrist friend who examined the knee but thankfully didn't find any problems. He recommended icing the knee following long workouts, and doing cross training and strengthening exercises, which I have recently started. Hopefully this setback won't become a bigger hassle in coming weeks. I will reclaim my training tomorrow morning with a 3-mile run. A long run of 15 miles awaits on Saturday morning...along with a bag of ice for the knee (for sure).