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shoes really do not need broke in unless you head out on an 8-10 mile walk about, you just want to know they are ok. if you are feeling better you could do a walk / run to get back at it. i have been do a 5 run 1 walk to recover from my injuries
Bobby D - Ellwood City, PA
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Thanks for tips and positivity! I really need it, because I'm afraid after this I will lose my drive. The shoes seems to be helping when I've been around as I'm also trying to break them in. I also bought inserts for my every day shoes too. We will see how it goes!
Good for you, CK, for staying with your program. Nancy has some great advice. You must listen to your body. If walking does not aggravate it, then try walking your miles, as you will strengthen the muscles needed to run.
I had a similar problem when I started increasing my speed on the treadmill. Walking up the steps hurt my knee after a workout. I rested two days in between workouts. When I took to road running, I found I needed to add leg extensions and leg curls to strengthen the muscles that would support the knee.
I no longer have niggles!
The best thing you can do for yourself to stay the course, is to increase your mileage by no more than 10% every other week. I know you are excited to get up to speed, but this is one area you do not want to push.
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The best thing you can do is to take off some time and allow the inflammation to go down--keep icing, get some new shoes, make sure your nutrition and hydration are on par--after a week or so (as long as you are not feeling any pain)--then you can start again. The deal with running injuries is that if you elect to run through them, you may potentially create other injuries up and down the kinetic chain which can keep you from toeing the start line come November. TRUST ME, most new runners have what we call niggles--those nagging little issues--but if you allow your body to heal when they start you may be back to running sooner than you would if you create another issue.
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So I finished week two of my training last week (doing sparkpeoples 5K rookie training) and this is week three. I was supposed to run yesterday but I am having knee pain in both knees and according to my own research I'm thinking it is "runners knee" I am in the process of getting knew shoes as mine are old (shame on me) and I'm not sure they were right for me to begin with. I am going to ice and try to keep off but is there anything I can do to stay on track so I can run my 5K in November? I don't want to lose training time, but I also don't want to further injure my knees.
I am hoping new shoes will help solve some of this issue but I have also read about different exercises and strength training/stretches to help the knee as well. I am overweight so that is a factor I know, but that is why I'm doing this in the first place!