I am a relatively new runner. Been seriously running for past 2 months. Ran my first 15k three days ago, and somewhere around the 12k mark, I felt a pulling pain from mid-thigh towards the knee(on the outside). I continued running and reached home with a sore knee (both inside and outside on the collateral ligaments). There was pain on the bony area below the patella on the shin. No running since then and Ive only cycled and did stretches and yoga. The pain has reduced about 80%. I'm going to be participating in my first race event on sunday. Is it advisable to run? Or should I skip the event even though I'm super excited about it?
Well, I did run the sunday 10k event and made it downscaled my running past one week so my knee gets some rest and recovery. Today, I am pain free and the stiffness is gone!! This time around, no pushing it too much. Will be happy with 1k increase every week for at least a month before I attempt 15k again.
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