Does anyone know how long I can have not running before I loose fitness and have a big set back?
I've been having some pain in my knees, just at the front and below the knee cap, especially on my left leg. Coming downstairs just now hurt. My last run was Monday.
I'm thinking of taking some time off to let them heal as I don't want to make them worse but at the same time I'm worried that if I take a week or two off then when I try to run again I'll struggle and then have weeks of re building back to where I am now. Similarly I'm worried if I don't rest them, of having an injury and having to take longer away.
I graduated in October so have been running 30 mins for a couple of months now. I'm not sure if the niggle with my knee is just that or a warning that something worse could come. I've had this niggle for a couple of weeks now. I don't have pain when I run it's just later and only now and again like when I come down stairs or twist in a certain way.
If you have been injured how long did you take off before going back and how was it when you started again?
Thanks in advance
A couple of weeks won't set you back too much, but it might be sensible to talk to your physio or GP.
Hope it feels better soon.