This morning I met up with a bunch of running friends over toward Richmond Hill. We ran on the road in a housing development off Ogeechee Road. The route was a bit over 12 miles, and I figured I'd have to take a lot of walk breaks to ease my knee pain. I didn't even bother bringing my Garmin. Surprise! I ran all 12.65 miles, and only had a bit of mild I.T. band pain in the right knee. I'm not sure if a slow-paced 12 mile run counts as "rest" per se, but I was a good girl afterwards and iced both knees and took some ibuprofen. I estimate I was running about a 9:30 pace today. On Thursday I ran a 7-mile progression run, starting around a 9:30 and ending with a sub-7:00 mile, and my knee was killing me afterwards. So either I've healed a lot in the past 3 days, or the faster turnover is much more irritating to my knee. Either way, it's good news for Epic 24 Hour, as I will definitely not be running faster than I did this morning!
Wore my ProCompression socks, Altra Intuition shoes, Underarmor shorts, and Northface shirt and fleece.