|Trails atop Kincumba Mountain|
|Looking east over Avoca Beach from Kincumba Mountain|
My right knee was very sore during the run, but I tried to tread carefully and avoid stress on the inside where the pain is greatest. I suspect I also have some bone bruising at the top of the tibia, but that's a layman's diagnosis based on previous MRI's and the prevailing pain at the time. On the positive side, my Achilles tendon wasn't too bad and for the last 5km, when I came down from the mountain and ran along the roads with more reliable footing, I felt like I was moving well, and with some stamina for a change. It's probable that the reduced pain in the Achilles was allowing me a longer stride length and better running form. Whatever the reason, the beautiful run over Kincumba Mountain followed by a good stride out along the road back to McMasters Beach, made for a great morning session. It was good to be alive.