I am finally inching closer to the edge of the Injury Couch after 3 long months. Am desperate to get back out there but am also very wary as I cannot afford to injure my knees again. If it happens again, I think that it will be the end of running for me.
I got to Wk9 R1 but I should have stopped sooner ( hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it!)- funny thing was; my knees never hurt much when running but OMG I struggled to do normal daily stuff afterwards.
Any way, I have been trying to do knee strengthening exercises and taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin. Still got some discomfort when coming down the stairs but knees are SOO much better.
I don't have a lot of spare cash, which is the major reason why I didn't get gait analysis and appropriate running shoes before but I know it will be money well spent if it helps protect my knees. I suspect I am a severe overpronator.
My plan is to go back to W1 and leave at least 2days in between runs.
Would it be foolish to try and run for a couple of weeks in my original shoes, just to see if I can run at all before I invest in a proper pair?
Any advice for getting back out there gratefully received!