Completed couch25k about 2 months ago and quite happy running 5ks in 30-40 mins.
Work has been mental over the last 6 weeks and my 3 runs/15km a week have reduced to 1 or 2 runs, some of only 3km. Due to the heat I have also been running at night on pavements whereas normally there is some (25%) grass/earth.
Over the last week to 10 days my left knee has started to give me gyp. It's an old injury, I don't know where from, since I was a teenager, it sounds like it's creaking and grinding especially when under load, and gives a bit of a twinge, with aching even when I'm not using it.
Last time it resurfaced badly was 10 years or so ago but it eventually went away on its own.
I have rested it and the aching is less but it still grinds and creaks and I am really frustrated as I haven't run for over a week. I have had my gait analysed, I have decent trainers, I try to run in a low impact way if that is possible. I've been running 6 months and only had a slight problem with it before which a few days rest sorted.
Don't know why I'm posting except out of frustration, lovely morning here, fresh after a storm last night, but I bottled the parkrun this morning as I don't want to make it worse.
I am trying to listen to my body, but I don't know what I've done wrong to make it hurt so I don't know how to stop it happening again...