I had severe pain on both sides of my right knee for several days after my last run - W5R2 for the second time (I'm treating each of the runs in W5 as a week), so I went to my GP and a sports physiotherapist, both of whom said that I have arthritis, and that perhaps I should take up cycling or swimming instead. My lovely physio however is a committed 10K runner, so gets the addiction thing, and suggested: stopping at W5R1 (forever !), running twice a week, and running on soft surfaces (+ all the foootwear/exercises advice that I've seen on this site).
However, I would really like to persevere with this programme if I possibly can - in some way or other, so I would be grateful for any thoughts ?
Re soft surfaces - I have a park run course literally over the road from where I live, but when I run, I walk past it to a park that has a tarmac path around it. I find the grassy park very muddy and slippery and lumpy, and I don't know how the park runners cope with it without twisting ankles and/or sliding. ?