After too long lurking here, I finally got off my butt and did W1R1 this evening. Tomorrow will tell whether it was just the first run, or whether it’s also the last.
Running is a bit of an experiment: I’m 68, overweight, and have fairly severe patello-femoral osteoarthritis. Traditional medical advice is to avoid running because it makes things worse, but more recently some doctors are suggesting that exercise to strengthen the muscles round the knee can reduce the pain. I’m prepared to give it a go, I can cope with a temporary increase in the pain as long as running doesn’t cause any further deterioration of my kneecaps.
At the moment, the knees are a bit sore, but no worse than after a walk. By tomorrow I should know whether they’ve settled down to normal.
I’d be really interested in hearing from anyone who runs with arthritic kneecaps (not the same as arthritic knee joints).