A.M. I decided to try running with a knee brace today. The idea is this - the right foot is out of whack, the right hip is out of whack. So we encourage the knee, which is in the middle, to work straight. That would hopefully give a reason to both the foot and the hip to correct some. Unfortunately I had a bad start in the experiment with some bad luck. I got lost in thought and tripped while I was running with Jenny and Julia, and the fall bruised my left knee. I finished my run with the kids - Benjamin did 3 miles, Jenny and Julia 2, Joseph 1, and Jacob 0.5, and then went for more. With 3 miles to go I felt the knee would let me do my 3 mile tempo, so I went ahead. In spite of the hurt knee, and being low on fuel from the 20 miler on Saturday and the fast Sunday, I managed 17:10.6. What was odd, though, is that in the last mile I felt like I was not able to get full power out of my legs in an odd way that I had never experienced before, and I was losing speed. I do not know if it was related to being low on fuel, hurt left knee, or the knee brace on the right knee making the muscles work in a way that they are not used to. I will have to wait until the left knee heals from the fall to try it again.