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Better W7R2, but now knee issues

Having really struggled with W7R1, I'm pleased to report that W7R2 was way better and I was even able to speed up for the last 2 minutes and finished with the elation I had experienced in earlier runs so that was all good.

However, the next day the back of my knee had really stiffened up and I could feel a tight 'pull' up from through the back of my knee and up the back of my thigh. It really has been very painful. I'm walking with a limp and this dull ache has had me reaching for pain killers. I'm doing some gentle stretches which seems to help a little. I was supposed to do W7R3 today but that's out of the question. I'm hoping another couple of rest days will make all the difference but does anyone know what I can have done and how I can avoid this happening again? Really hoping I haven't scuppered the whole thing.

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Do you stretch straight after your run?

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yes, always.

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I only thought that if you did not stretch while muscles were pliable that maybe something has tightened up overnight. It is not something I have experienced and don't really know what to suggest apart from rest and gentle stretching. If it persists then a GP or preferably a sports physio would be the next call.

I hope somebody else can help more.

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Have a look at this sportsinjuryclinic.net/spor...

Running is all about learning how your body works.

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Firstly, maybe slow down a tad...then some exercises sound to be in order.. there is as IannodaTruffe says, information on his link..

Other info on the site too..

nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

This may be useful too?

nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pag...

Rest up and try not to hit the painkillers too much.. see how you go... and when you head out, slow and steady and light as you land:)

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