W9R1 - second attempt, I can run for 30 mins

Despite my knee telling me to stop early on my first attempt at W9 on Saturday I decided to give it another go this morning. Tried to keep a really steady (slow) pace and I did it! I know you might be thinking - her knee couldn't have been that bad - but I've had knee niggles before and I know that the only way to not make things worse is to stop as soon as it hurts. The only really problem was that my iPod headphones started making weird and irritating noises which I couldn't sort out and keep going so I had to ditch the podcast, I'll have to get that sorted now...


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  • Yay!! :D

    Well done you!

  • Brilliant run, well done. That shiny badge awaits you πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»

  • O well doneπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ‘πŸŒŸ these knee niggles a pain though I get them too! But that shiny badge waiting for you... Nearly there!! 😊

  • It's cool to run through the discomfort of a niggle, but (sorry for being so blunt) it is folly to consistently ignore a niggle. If your knee is achy or painful time and time again, you might need to do something about it.

    Knee trouble are often not caused by the knee, but caused by the supporting muscles not doing their job well enough. Have you thought about doing some strength training?

  • also look at a support, the cold weather may be contributing, I use one for skiing and it definitely helps

  • Well done - only a couple more runs to graduation!

  • Well done, nearly there.

    Have you had your gait analysed? You may need new shoes (photo please if you buy some),which can sort out your knee niggles.

    Good luck

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