Kudos to my orthopedic surgeon and triathlon team coach, Gerald.
Running seven days in a row hardly ranks as an accomplishment in most runner's book but to me it's some exciting stuff. Considering just three months ago I couldn't run a mile without my left knee bringing me to a painful halt and, not long before to that, climbing stairs made me cringe. So, to me, a week of logging 23 miles is an accomplishment worthy of note.
Especially when it was pain free.
The prior 30 days of weight and cross-training has done a masterful job of strengthening my left knee. Being able to run, I mean really run, feels great and gives me hope for a full 2009 race season.