well, second post grad week and have relegated myself to the injury bench. After last week's longer runs I started noticing a bit of a twinge in my right knee in the evenings. It was gone by morning though so I discounted it as just a minor niggle.
So Monday i tackled my first proper hill session. Had been rather dreading it but in the event motored up the hill quite happily. So much so when I descended the other side I looped round and did it again. Knee was quite sore that evening but again okay by morning.
Did a sort-of-Fartlek session on Wednesday, but the knee pain was back by the end of the run, and continued. In my job I spend most of my day on my feet and by Thursday afternoon I was really wincing just walking on it.
Have taken the rest of the week off to rest it. A bit annoyed with myself - classic noob mistake of upping my mileage too suddenly. Jumping from 15k a week to 25 straight away was asking for trouble.
so now its Sunday and I am still noticing it when I walk down stairs. How long is it likely to need to let me run again? I don't want to make it any worse, but at the same time don't want to lose fitness either.