After two weeks away, I ran a short distance (<2k) to start regaining the ability to run a distance. This resulted in knee soreness and some sharp pains in one thigh. I’ve now kept off running for over a week and just done a little gentle cycling and swimming. Things are a bit better, though my attempts to strengthen the knee were not the recommended ones and a bit drastic and ill-advised. When I started C25K, last May, my objective was to do the parkrun with my sons on one of the Christmas events, a big surprise for all concerned. Like so many on this forum, I didn’t believe I would succeed in actually running when Week 1 was so difficult but I graduated in October and have done 3 parkruns since. Now I am in a quandary. How do I restart my running without provoking a degree of soreness that puts me out of action again? I thought of doing a couple of the early C25K runs with intervals of walking to start with and then working up quickly to continuous running and a preliminary parkrun before the big day. There isn’t a lot of time left.
Incidentally, I’ve found that sitting at a desk for an hour or two stiffens the joints quite a bit and getting everything working again has to be done with care. But that may be due to a day up and down a stepladder at the weekend. And those joints are approaching antique.