1/20 run 28 mins one loop of Sal's Branch trail @ Umstead
I felt pretty good on this run with an average heart rate of 166 and a peak heart rate of 178 bpm. My right knee felt much better than my last run and I made it through a full loop of Sal's Branch. I wanted to keep going, but I need to be smart and build up my distance more slowly this time. On the run I was subconsciously tensing up my right quad to protect my knee and it seemed to be making things worse, so I did my best to relax and ride out the downhills. I remembered to bring my ice pack in the car with me, like I had to do for my left knee when I first started running. My plan is to do 45 mins on Saturday at an easier pace if my knee stays healthy.