On Monday night I ran 4 miles, showered, then promptly fell asleep in the middle of the second episode of Orange is the New Black. I clearly did not get around to posting about it. Whoops. Yesterday I took a rest day and did a lot of napping. It was restorative. And necessary. I also decided to google runner's knee exercises, a search that led me to this youtube video. I decided to give the exercises a shot and see if they help my knee pain. The idea seems to be that if you strengthen the muscles around your kneecap, it will help keep your kneecap from moving around when you run. We'll see if it helps.
Anywho, today I decided to go ahead and do another 3 mile run. That way I can aim for cross training/rest before I do my long run this weekend.
This week is supposed to be a 5k "race" instead of a long run on the training schedule, but I figured that since I skipped my long run last week, I would do that 8 mile run this weekend instead. I can't seem to follow this training plan as written, so we'll see whether that works out or not.