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Dreaded post graduation injury πŸ™

So i graduated couch 2 5k last week. 2nd post consolidation run today - and the slight knee niggle from last week has turned into a full blown knee pain. Enough to stop my run today. I managed 1k running but just knew the knee wasn't right and took the decision to walk the rest of my run. So tonight its ice, stretches, and a few days of flat treadmill walking to see if i can settle it down before it gets worse. Bit down in the dumps as i was finally seeing some good results in body shape from the running, but i know if i'm not careful i'll be out for ages and i don't want that πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

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Oh no 😞 Here's hoping it heals quickly.

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If it doesn't see a physio and quickly. Fingers crossed you'll be on your feet again soon. Assorted knee/hip problems knocked me out for a month, so don't push yourself and find a trained professional to help you out okay.

Hope you're running around again soon xx

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My problems only began once I had completed.

For me seeing a sports physio was necessary. Hope you can get going again soon, but don't push too hard, you just end up on the IC for longer.

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Thank you for the advice guys. Its my own fault i think, for overdoing it - although i didn't complete W9 R3 until last wed, i also did an interval session on the monday, and 2 mile runs on the Tues and Fri. Too much, too soon.

I will lay off the running completely unril its healed, and then try some short runs with walks. And not get ahead of myself this time!

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I think it’s really tempting to run daily - but reading around I do think your body needs the rest to repair. Hope you get better soon

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Great decision... when the pain strikes or stabs carrying on just makes the recovery longer. Walking that treadmill will maintain you and you’ll bounce back pretty quickly.

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Niggle is alright, usually, but 'full blown pain' in never alright. There's reason for it and I would go and check it out. Of course, it's easy for me to say that now, but when it happened to me I ignored it all and ploughed on, full steam ahead, until it ballooned and I couldn't walk, let alone run. That (first) injury cost me 9 weeks (of non running), repeated program (that wasn't too bad) and (£££ MasterCard - physio took other cards as well). Do not follow my example! :)

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I won't! I did stop running as soon as i realised the "niggle" was more than that, and am currently sat with an ice pack in place.

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Wow, that's everyone's worst nightmare! Hope you heal quick! Plenty of ice, hot baths, antiinflammatory meds and a daily massage and you'll be fighting fit in no time!

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Congratulations on graduating .Im so sorry to hear about your knee and the advice from others sounds right. I too am having knee issues. I have just started doing the longer runs (20 mins plus) and after the second time my knees were really hurting. My friends are advising new shoes. But I would be interested to hear other experiences.

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I tend to put an elastic support bandage on any niggles and am building up quite a collection for different body parts!

Ice, foam rollers and tennis balls all do wonders (and are cheap too).

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