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CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate

Hi everyone, so yesterday I ran ... you won’t believe it, I did a week 1 run 🤨 my knee hurt by the end of the second to last run, so had to stop. Bluebirdrunner said to me on Strava that I may need to get gait analysis /new trainers again. So I’m booked in on Saturday to see my sports therapist. She will look at my knee and then film me running ... laugh at how bad I am no doubt and say: no wonder you are always injured 🤕! I do have a weird walk so my run is probably odd too. Anyway I will report back on Saturday😁.

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muppedo
muppedoGraduate

Your not alone Catmo13 after week 1 I took a leap of faith and invested in running shoes as my feet really hurt in trainers, never looked back.

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to muppedo

Glad yours got sorted, and yes I was the same first time I did the programme in Jan18. So may be time for new trainers... but seems very short time to be needing them already!! 😐

Hi CatMo13, So sorry that you are having knee trouble. I had some knee pain early on and it stopped immediately when I bought and wore proper running shoes. They had so much more cushioning compared to the seriously not running trainers that I was wearing. I do hope that your sports therapist is able to help you. It sounds like you perhaps already bought shoes after gait analysis, as you mentioned getting gait analysis /new trainers again. Sounds all very troubling. Where's there's a will there's a way, they say.

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate

Thanks 61andtrying yes I did have it when I was on week 4 originally, but that was 11months ago and I’m wondering if my feet need more support again now. I have to wear arch supports in my usual shoes and I tried them in my trainers last time. That did help as since then my knee feels okay. Thank you 😊

over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

That is sounding like better news😊

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

Hmm, mention all this to your sports therapist/running shop. If you wear arch supports in shoes it sounds like you either over/under pronate. My husband over pronates, so he wears inserts (arch supports) in normal trainers/ shoes. Then when he started c25k he was having knee pain. After a gait analysis in a proper running shop he bought the correct supportive running shoe, which he doesn't wear inserts with and his knees were fine. These are road running shoes.

I believe all trail shoes are nuetral.

Your runs, I think include some trails ( rough ground) and some paved bits, so I'm not sure what type of shoe will be recommended.

It might be wearing the inserts in your running shoe that is impacting your knee...

Sorry this all seems a bit jumbled and complicated, but I think getting proper advice one to one will help with your problem.

Good luck😊xx

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Your husband sounds similar to me, I over pronate and need arch support most of the time. But I don’t normally have it in my running shoes and I just put it in the last two runs, and now my knee has stopped hurting! So I need new running shoes for sure 😁 Hope alls good with you ?xx

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

Im fine thank you, feeling a bit stiff after my long run Monday, but ready to go again!😊xx

Definitely worth looking into CatMo. I hope your sports therapist can help you find what's going on with your knee.

It must be so frustrating for you to keep having these niggles that spoils your running and puts you on the ic.

I think you already do some exercises and will look for your news after your appointment.

Good luck😊x

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks Jan, yes it is a pain, I just wanna run free! Hey ho. Thanks for the support. I feel it’s going to be an expensive weekend! 👟 😁

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate
in reply to CatMo13

I hope not too expensive, once you know whats going on and exactly what type of running shoe you need; could be yours are fine without the inserts... the shop usually guarantee the fit, so any problems they will change them.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Maybe your last shoes have reached their mileage limit? Or maybe your gait has changed a little with experience? The important thing is you get to have new shoes!!!

Sounds like you’re gonna be back fully soon... keep it gentle.

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Haha just Unfitnomore most definitely new shoes 👟 needed! 😂 thank you. How are you doing ?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to CatMo13

Getting there... a lot less pain walking around the house, swelling and bruising almost gone. I’m hoping to get out walking next week.

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Good news 👍🏻 👍🏻

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