Monday, December 14, 2009

Lies and statistics

Well, I can tell you truthfully that yesterday morning, Beloved Husband and I headed out and covered 16 miles. I can also say, perfectly honestly, that one of those miles was done in 6 minutes, which for Struggler is an incredibly fast pace.

The problem with statistics like these is the piece of missing information: we were on bikes.

I still don't dare run on my knee, but having experimented with some extremely cold swimming pools and received some thoughtful feedback here that a lower body workout would be a better idea, we opted for bikes instead. My knee wasn't exactly thrilled at the whole adventure, but I think it was a little stiff and cold more than anything else. And at least the pain in my backside took my mind off it.

I need to do some calculations, but I've a feeling if I can't get back to trotting rather than pedaling in the next week or so, the Napa Valley marathon will be over for me. Every day I "rest", I lose a bit of fitness, and the remaining time in which to rebuild my mileage shrinks. If I don't see a drastic improvement soon, the decision on whether to run or not will effectively be made for me.

Photo thanks: Karin Eggink


  1. When I first saw that 6 minute pace I was in awe! I am sorry to hear that you are still not doing the best with your knee. I hope that it gets better soon!

  2. Dang it! I can't believe it's still giving you problems. :( Thinking good thoughts for your knee...

  3. Good luck with your recovery--and good for you for getting on the bike!

  4. At the 6 minute mile post I literally said, "Wow, she's fast" outloud :)

    Great job with the bike ride!


Blog Widget by LinkWithin