I wonder if it is worth me buying new stability trainers now, even though I am signed up to do my first 10k race (age 47.5 years) on 3rd August in York. Any advice please?
I usually suffer some stiffness, even after 5k but I can still run every other day or 3 times a week at least, although I sometimes do less. When I ran 10k I was unable to run for 2 weeks because of cracking, sore and stiff knees that felt they would dislocate if I wasn't careful. I iced, wore knee supports and bought sports orthotic innersoles and all seemed to be fine.
Now, as I say, I did 7.11k on Thursday, little stiff next day and am suffering a bit still. Again the old knees are griping. After a full weekend they are usually ok but they are not I don't think I will run tomorrow now and I hate not running!
I also don't want to fork out for new trainers if I can't wear them for this race, if I don't have to. I have Mizunos so they are decent. I wear orthotic innersoles in those. I try to run correctly. I do longer warm ups and cool downs and I stretch in an effort to alleviate problems.
Feeling a bit fed up if I cannot run until my race.