|the track workout could have been worse|
Then there were those two times I paced a couple of friends at the American River 50-mile Run and the Western States 100-mile run. Don't mind the awesome times we had running or the routes that I normally wouldn't have ventured. Anyways these 2 runs specifically damaged my knees! I was running and tripped over at tree root at AR50 and at States I tripped over a rock. Both of these trips drew blood. I mean the agony of blood dripping down my leg so much that I didn't even notice it until the runs were both over. For my safety and the safety of others I was able to apply a bandage at the end of each run to prevent the gruesome flow of blood, like that in a cheaply made horror flick. Not only did each of these trail runs cause damage to my knees, but it caused me embarrassment having band-aides on my knees.
I guess I have been really lucky with not hurting my knees too bad. I mean the risk that is taken each and every time I go running increases the possible damage on my knees. I totally see where people are coming from when they say "running is bad for your knees", this is something to consider if you are starting running. Don't mind the awesome times you will have running, the great people you will meet, and the healthier lifestyle you will live. It is all about the safety of your knees people! Save your knees and stop running.
Do you have any suggestions for me to prevent these types of scares from occurring again?