Week 2 complete

Finished week two and no major difficulties with the knee. I am very aware of it though - so desperate not to hurt it again.

For the first run, it began absolutely pelting down with rain before I even made it to the park so I had to turn around. But then of course it stopped as soon as I got home so I thought I'd just keep going! This meant running on the pavement which I've been trying not to do... Second run was in the park on the grass again. Third run it wasn't raining but it did look severely cloudy so I decided not to stray too far from home which meant running on the pavement again. I've really got to stop that because I know it'll be putting more impact on my joints. I just hate that I've got this problem with my knee :( it's so unfair.

Looking forward to week three - will see how I go.


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7 Replies

  • You need to discover the joys of running in the rain! Once you're soaked it doesn't get any worse, and provided you can go home, shower and change after it's great fun! I've found running o grass really hard going bt I guess we're all different.... look after that knee and good luck for week 3

  • I agree, running in the rain is brilliant especially if there's no wind! Good luck-keep going !

  • I do love running in the rain but this was rain so heavy it felt like I was running under a power shower! I could barely see!

  • Hi,

    It may be worth investing in some knee supports, I also suffer with the dreaded knee pain and wondered if I could continue the program, well I'm about to start wk9 and there has been the odd niggle of pain but I've lost around 2 st and the pain has reduced, I guess the weight loss helped.

    Just take it easy and maybe have your GP give you the once over. Good luck, also love the rain.

  • I've already been to see a GP and an osteopath and a physiotherapist about it. It's to do with being too flexible in the joint so my muscles have to work extra hard to keep my knee in the right position on a day-to-day basis. This means the muscles aren't available to absorb any impact when I run, so it all goes straight to the joint :( It could be I'll be all right or it could be I'm just not suited to running...

  • I had a knee problem in week 2 which turned out to be tight calves, hamstrings and ict band muscles. Specific stretches and using a foam roller sorted it and, touch wood, I have not had further problems with it. There are so many muscles involved with supporting the knee. I really hope you manage to continue with the programme. Good luck x

  • Lots of advantages to running in the rain - 1) keeps you cool 2) less people out to gawp at you 3) makes you look dead hardcore 4) makes you feel like a hero. Only disadvantage I find is that because I wear glasses it's difficult to see. I overcome that by wearing a peaked cap - it's green and and a bit 1970's but it fits tightly and doesn't fall off. Does rather undermine point 3 above though..

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