7.01.2010

Random: Ouch my knees!

How annoying! I finally have mustered up the courage to join a running group, and my body is saying no, no, no. I am supposed to meet with other runners, for the first time, and my knees are ki ki killling me. So I left work early to stretch, ice and pout. 




I am showing up for the run anyways, but now I have knee pain to add to my already skittish nerves. What a great way to start off my newest running adventure. Ugh, I do hope this goes well. 

10 comments:

  1. Kelsey! Don't run with knee pain ... you'll just make it worse. Seriously, I've done it before and I'll never make that mistake again. You have lots of time before your race, so give yourself some rest. Otherwise, you'll end up like me with swollen knees for a month! Ick.

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  2. My run is in three weeks and my knees are killing me. I am trying to ice, stretch etc and I am praying they will be ok. They hurt so bad around the 12- 13 mile mark. WE CAN DO THIS!!! Love this blog of yours it really is motivating me!!! XO

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  3. Eeeeks... be careful. :| Knee pain hardly disappears if you continue to use it...

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  4. Joining a running group is one of the best ways to become a better runner. One caveat, minor pains can lead to major pains. If the knee pain gets worse during the run, stop running. I'm speaking from experience on this one.

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  5. Please becareful with those knees! Ouch, it looks so painful with you all packed in ice! Just listen to your body and enjoy the group run:)

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  6. Knee pain is the worst! I actually climbed into a bath tub full of ice water today because they hurt so badly! It helped a little...good luck!

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  7. Cool looking robo-knees! :) And don't run if your knees are hurting. That could be the end of your training right there. I'm looking forward to seeing some strong non-robo knees in your next post.

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  8. Thanks for the encouragement and advice!

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  9. There is a plethora of stretches that you can look up to reduce knee pain associated with running. I worked at a run shop for about year, headed all the group runs with other asu xc runners. Make sure you are fully stretched out before taking off, especially on your longer runs. Also, throw some more bike days in, that usually helps a different set of muscles. Remember- jogging and running work completely different muscle groups. I worked with one of asu's current track runners- consistent sub 4 min mile sprints. They tried to lead a group at the 730 pace, had to turn around they were in so much pain because they werent use to utilizing the muscle group that made their stride capability nonexistent.

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