Calling all runners...SOS!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
For the last 2 days I have been running in place every morning to my Wii fit free run. I run at a steady pace, not too fast or too slow, but just right for me. I have no knee discomfort whatsoever. But the minute I go outside and try to run...within minutes my knees are killing me and I have to take it down to a walk. I have tried doing intervals of walking/runnig...but after the first time running my knees hurt much too bad to continue with any more running. I love how I feel after running these last 2 days. It really keeps me motivated the rest of the day. The 870 calorie burn helps too. I think I would be able to lose weight easier if I could just run outside where there is different scenery all around me...not my four walls. I always start out a fast walk, warming my legs up before I start running, but still end up with horrible knee pain. Why don't I have any pain when I am running in place? I know we run differently when we run outdoors or on a treadmill as compared to running in place. But could it make that much of a difference on my knees? Are there any runners out there that can help me?