Learning curve

I learned several things today:

  • The ‘slow’ runners on club long-runs can comfortably maintain a 10 minute mile pace for 11 miles.
  • 8 miles at a 10 minute mile pace makes my knee niggle flare up.
  • Adopting a walk / run strategy when my knee has flared will allow me to carry on for at least another 3 miles.
  • There is a distortion in the space-time continuum between the Robin Hood gate of Richmond Park and The Windmill at Wimbledon Common that rearranges paths and moves hills.

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10 Responses to Learning curve

  1. Chris says:

    have you tried walk breaks before you experience knee pain? It’s a strategy that works well for me.

    • abradypus says:

      At the moment, I’m trying to establish what makes my knee flare, as to date there seems to be very little pattern. Once I know, I’ll experiment with preventative action and early walk breaks will be high on the list 🙂

  2. My knee flares up if I try to increase my pace..well that’s my excuse for being slow

  3. JovialGnome says:

    Sorry to hear about the knee, hope it’s nothing to do with the distortion in the space-time continium ’cause the current Dr. Who is such a clod he won’t be able to help you! 🙂

  4. jensruns2011 says:

    That’s a fair old distance you’ve done today, sorry to hear though that your knee niggle has flared up again 😦

  5. runtezza says:

    Fingers crossed the knee behaves — take it easy! Well done on such an educational experience.

  6. Well done on the 10miles. Hope the knee was just grumbling and complaining about a few extra miles and will settle down as it gets used to it!

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