Week 3 / knee problems - wrong shoes?

I did run 1 of Week 3 early this week. Monday I think. And everything was fine.

Then it was back to work on Wednesday and I planned to ran after that. Only I didn't because I felt my knee hurting. A bit during the day. I thought "okay, I'll run tomorrow then." And again I didn't. The knee (only the right one) really hurt during the day and having a job where I have not possibility to sit down doesn't help either!

Back home it was ice packs and a promise to myself to sit this week out and start again on Monday when the knee is better.

Turns out it was a lot better on Friday already (no idea if that is because of the ice?) and the weather was sh***y rainy April weather anyway.

For the record: The pain was around (or underneath, cannot really pin that) the kneecap; I don't have fitted trainers but use some (relatively new) ones of my mum. My ususal shoe problem is, that they either scratch me open or hurt some other way - they don't and I thought that's great... But the pain probably comes from having the wrong shoes?

What do you think, should I wait a little longer to restart Week 3? Or get proper fitted trainers and start then?

I'm worried I'll have to start from the beginning if I sit out too long now.

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  • If you can afford it, you really should get propeer shoes. Go to a specialist shop where they will check your fett and your gait, and you won't believe the difference.

  • I'd definitely get proper fitted trainers, they'll be well worth it in the long run (no pun intended!).

  • Right, after my trip to the orthopaedic specialist (one of my legs is shorter than the other) I'll see if he has anything to say about insoles and then I guess I'll really get a proper shoe fitting.

    During running r1 in week 3 I realised I really enjoy running. So why not invest in something I enjoy doing? :)

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