I ran a personal trail marathon (27 miles) as my last long run before my next 50K on April 7th. I know I’ve already mentioned that! Not sure why, but my knees started really hurting around mile 20. My cardio seemed good, and while my legs were tired, I felt like I could have pushed on with a good pace. However, it hurt so damn bad when I would try to kick it up a notch that I ended up finishing the run pretty poorly. Not sure what’s up with that. I don’t remember that type of knee pain since the 2005 OKC Memorial Marathon where I ran on pavement (obviously) for the whole thing.
School me on pain meds. I believe Tylenol is OK, but Ibuprofen is bad (and Aspirin). What about Aleve? If it’s Tylenol, I’m thinking of dosing at about the 15 mile mark of my 50K and hoping for the best.
But maybe it’s my shoes. Who knows?