June 30, 2013

In a Waiting Mode

The waiting mode refers to my MRI and possible arthro surgery in Bangkok at the end of this coming week. So I'm not really motivated to run much, especially as my knee is always sore, except when running fast (?!). And then my calf started to hurt....

Week of June 24 ~ 30

33.8km / 21 mi.

3:00 - 9k at easy aerobic pace in 55:00 @6:07. Felt tired and knee sore.
Weather: 27C/81F
Weight: 58.4kg

Gym workout

7:30pm - Club 5,000m time trial
20:10 (3:56/4:09/07/08/3:50)
Light rain, chilly wind, just didn't feel like trying to go faster. Last km was ok, though. Knee felt fine (with kinesio tape and compression sleeve).
Weather: 20C/68F, rain, felt cooler
Weight: 58.1kg

Resting knee

No time to run but rest just as well.
Weight: 57.9kg!

12:00 - gym workout
2:30 - 17.8k in 1:43:35 @5:48
Right calf was a bit sore, for some reason, from the start. It stayed that way until 17.5k, when it suddenly started to hurt a lot. I stopped, walked a bit, stretched a bit, tried to run another 300m, then gave it up and walked 2.5k home. So that was strange. I would say it was from dehydration, except that it was hurting from the start. I don't think it's anything serious, though.
Weather: 29C/84F

Rest - calf still slightly sore.
Weight: 57.9kg. Target was 58 - I think I'll try for 57. Looking pretty thin and feeling good.


  1. Yes, strange one. Not as though it could be DOMS or anything. Hope the arthroscopy goes well - would be good to not have to run fast all the time to minimise the knee pain.

  2. Good thinking Bob. Just wait on that MRI for now. 29C on Sunday and you still managed nearly 20k ... nice work. All the best in Bangkok.

  3. all the best for your health, Bob!