A short run in the dark after the physical for the insurance company and before I had to pick up Claire. Nice winter run in the dark. Snow in the woods and a crisp 30 degree temperature. Like yesterday, my glutes were firing! My form felt quite good. I was using glutes in a way that did feel like they were a prime mover. I was able to be lighter on my feet then I have been in any recent memory. My right knee was still definitely swollen and in that state it clearly could not dissipate stress the way it should. Despite the lower stress, at some points feeling very low, my knee was still feeling some irritation. It was not enough to bring on damage though. It did bring to light what Dr. Stone an dI talked about yesterday.
Running in the dark felt fast. I kept the intensity within my relaxed form, but I felt like I was running free and fast. The pace wasn't as fast as it felt. It was OK at best. I felt good though. My left glute did fatigue but I was able to keep finding it when I lost it.