About a month ago, after doing my longest run so far of 4.6 miles (practicing for a race) a few days later my knee started to have pain. It hurt with walking, going down steps and running. Over the next couple of weeks I only ran 3 or 4 times leaving a lot of rest days in between the runs and tried it again 2 days before my first race- after a bit more than a mile it was clear that I had better stop and I limped home. Needless to say, I couldn't run in the race Now after 2 weeks it isn't bothering me anymore. Last week I did go and see an orthopedic guy and he wasn't sure what was wrong. He did warn me that anyone who takes up running over the age of 50 is asking for trouble and I just turned 60. >_<
He said I should start with riding the bike at the gym, blah, blah,blah.......... Anyway I am about to go on my treadmill and do a little running! I had been doing only outside runs. I so badly want to continue with it!!!