I've posted here recently regarding the pain in my knees i've been experiencing since my 3rd run of week 2 on Sunday. I ended up putting it down to the fact i've been inactive for many years & it was to be expected, so had a longer rest period. Tonight i felt ready to go out again, the aching ive felt today was much less so than earlier this week. thought i'd ease back in with another week 2 run before going up to week 3 on saturday.
How wrong was i. I did my warm up, again, bit achey but manageable. I took my 1st 2 steps of a slow jog and knew immediately this wasn't going to happen. My knees felt like they were being smashed with a baseball bat.
If someone asked me to point to where the pain is i would point to just below the kneecap.
I'm so so so frustrated. I have 10k to jog in June. I really have enjoyed weeks 1 & 2 and i desperate to get going again. These past few days at work have been stressfuk and i'm really feeling miserable!!
Is this really normal? I'm struggling to understand how, if it is, how its possible to run through it.
Or... is this an injury?? I'm struggling to work out how i can be 'injured' so early on. I feel a bit pathetic if I'm classed as injured!!!
Or.......underlying problem?? I doubt it is, but right now the thought is running through my head.