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First run post meniscus tear

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backintime10 Miles

My youngest went to work on a group project at a friend's house today and asked me to come pick him up. It's just under a km away so figured it would be a nice little jog to see how the breathing and knee held up (spring is coming in full force here, allergies are just around the corner I'm sure).

I was quite pleased, small twinges but no major pain - of couse I took it very slowly and just focused on not banging my foot down on the pavement and trying to keep a regular cadence, which I mostly managed.

I'll try a bit longer on Wednesday

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Sandie1961Half Marathon

Good to hear! Nice and steady x

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linda9389Administrator

Excellent start 👍

Err on the side of caution BIT, better to keep it short coming back from injury.

I did a 5 min run, then followed it with a 10 min run which proved to be a mistake.

Short runs for a while, seeing how you get on would be my suggestion. There is no pressure to do more. xx

Great news.😊xx

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IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Oh Jan I’m sorry to read that ☹️ That must be so disappointing and frustrating for you xxx

This was last November IP, when my achillies was mended, running on it too soon caused my on going foot problems....😐

I haven't been given the go ahead to run yet.😊xxx

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IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Phew! Thank goodness! I thought I missed something xxx

No, I just wish I had started with run/Walk then...c25k wk1 would have been a better start. xxx

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IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to Bluebirdrunner

xxx

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backintime10 Miles in reply to Bluebirdrunner

hindsight is always 20/20 - hang in there!

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backintime10 Miles in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR, I will be careful - I did less than 1k and walked back

It's my first "real" injury of any sort and it wasn't even running related >:(

I've done lots of reading, consulted my doctor and am thinking of getting some tape to strap it for longer runs

I hope your foot problems go away soon!

Thank you. x

Enjoy building back up, I'm so looking forward to doing the same...🌷🌷

Happy running.😊xx

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IrishprincessHalf Marathon

I’m sure that first step was still a bit scary 🙀 so good news that it all went ok.

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