Really running but o my knee

I decided that I'd try to run as opposed to jogging now Ive graduated. I started on week 2 intending to go through the program as before. (Actually meant to start on week 1 but forgot it was on my dead mp3 player so had to do Wk2 as it was on my phone). I managed all six runs and notpheidippides said I was properly running. Up till then I had only managed a flat footed trog:-) I was panting hard and my legs felt heavy but I ran to the end of the 6th run. My problem is that as soon as I stopped running after the 4th and following runs my knee hurt. It's still hurting now when I walk...not agonisingly but painful. That was Friday and tomorrow is my next running day. Should I try running or rest it? We're going for a gentle walk later today. Hopefully it may ease.....?

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  • Thanks. I think I'll try soome of the gentle knee bends on strength and flex

  • I echo Mitte: the knee is a delicate joint, don't risk damaging it longer term.

    Consider seeing a podiatrist too - exercises/orthoses might well help protect the area longer term whilst allowing you to stay active.

  • Have you got decent shoes? I had knee trouble and getting assessed for decent shoes has made all the difference.. Perhaps try the speed podcast when you're ready ??

  • yes, lovely ones that have got me through the grad program. Bought after gait analysis.

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