I wasn't sure if I should run today, after having knee pain after Sunday's run, but I couldn't help myself! To be fair, the knee felt a lot better, if slightly stiff, and I promised myself that at the first sign of trouble I'd cut the run short. I'd done some reading about other people's experiences and treatments, and I realise that my knee is something I'm going to have to manage. I'll give taping a try, but in the short term, I got some tubular bandage and put that ove my knee. Magic! Straight away it felt easier and better supported.
So I ran. Bloody hell, it felt heavy going! It was very blustery, so I think I'll blame it on that. I was trying the "Stepping Stone" podcast, which seemed ok - it's basically a pacing package, taking you at 150 BPM for 15 minutes, then 155 for 10 minutes, then 160 for the last 5 minutes. I didn't up the pace to 160, I'm afraid - I think it's still a bit early for me! I finished the 30 minute podcast run and once again gritted my teeth and completed my 5K - though in my slowest time so far!! Irritating, but I guess you have to take the rough with the smooth.
Another run on Thursday, then hopefully, if I keep my nerve, Parkrun on Saturday.
Today's run - connect.garmin.com/modern/a...