I've had great ups and downs with my running. Before Christmas I was set for surgery (unrelated to running). I hadn't ran for a short while because of the issue that was necessitating the surgery.
I tried a small amount of running but before I hit eight minutes I got a terrible pain on the outside of my left knee, I did the rookie mistake of feeling cocky and running two days in a row. I think it is an it band injury.
Anyway, simple solution. I was planning on resting with the surgery coming up.
Yesterday, after three weeks of complete rest, I tried a very slow run, keeping my speed at a very slow 8kph, running to a week 1 c25k podcast.
After the second run segment I could feel a nagging pain in my knee, ten seconds into the third it was really sore and I had to stop.
Very very frustrating. I am trying to think of what else could be the cause. I was thinking it might be my trainers.
When I first started running, by week three I was getting knee pain. Got my gait analysed and it showed me as a big over pronator. Got myself some stability asics, never looked back.
Now what I did notice was I lost my old trainers, so I got into the habit of wearing my stability running shoes almost all the time.
When I first got my giant analysed I was 304 lbs (21st9), now ten months later I am 188 pounds (13st6), I wonder if actually I am no longer pronating and actually these shoes are creating the problem.
I plan to leave it for two weeks, put my asics stability shoes away and try out my regular trainers.
Anyone else got any suggestions ?
( pain outside of left knee, it feels like a strip of bruised tissue which runs from the outer side of the top of my left knee cap and down into the fleshy soft area just underneath.