I hate to say it, but I'm getting old. That point is being proven by my knees, which are starting to get sore after my long runs on the weekend. There's no pain; just soreness. Considering my next two long runs are 12 and 14 miles before I get a stepback week and have to go "only" 7 miles, I guess I need to do something about it.
I'm regularly taking a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement for my joints in addition to the multi-vitamin I take. I can't prove it, but I think it helps. Maybe it's just a placebo effect. That'd be good enough for me though.
Now I think I'm going to start adding ice therapy after my long runs to hopefully stave off some soreness. I don't think I'm logging enough miles for it really, but every body is different, so maybe running 25 miles a week for me is like running 100 miles for an elite runner. And many of them incorporate ice therapy in their post-running workout routines so who's to say it's not right for me?
Anyway, it's an easy 6 miles today, which I'll do on a treadmill and without a Breathe Right strip.
Now I'm off to check out ice therapy technology (i.e., bags of ice and towels to wrap them in).