After a mere 30 minute run my dodgy knee was playing up again today. Possibly not helped trying some new shoes that are the furthest away from minimalist I've tried for years. ITB seems more likely. If getting over that burns another week or so before I can get back on schedule it will be nearly 3 weeks lost in total recently. I will see how it goes.
The plan said 55 mins of basic intervals but I only managed 12 mins before I bailed. I felt ill with coldy like things going on, I had the residual toe/foot aches from yesterday and, having returned to my old shoes, seemed to be starting to pick up knee grief again today too.
Don't think I've had so many aches going on in a run before so I hope the partial rest will do the trick. I can use the time to shoe shop.
90 minutes said the plan. Lovely warm sunny day here in Brighton. It got me quite hot even though I was mostly trying to take it easy.
Knees behaveds so I'm happy about that.
I've been trying out some shoes (because they are super low weight which I thought would be good) with a 2mm toe drop for the last 3 runs & now I have a very achy big toe joint. I think I better go back to the zero drop ones while I work out what shoes to replace them with.
60 minutes "jog" said the plan so I did that. No knee pain while running.
About 10 minutes after getting home I went up some steps & could feel a slight dull ache in the "tibialis anterior" but this time not the tendon but in the muscle. It's a few hours later now & I can't feel any aches (phew, fingers crossed). I mostly think I'm getting over the knee thing but everytime a hint of ache pops up it makes me nervous !
Hi Franz, I'll be 50 this year (nooooo!) but have done a lot less running that you I think. I normally keep it mostly flat at the moment as in the past I found hills kicked off knee trouble (I thought). Other than getting to/from bits of Brighton from up on top of the hill where I live I've mostly been picking off parts of the marathon route which is quite flat.
I guess that the going uphill part of doing hills means more work for less miles but the downhill might be the other way around & make for worse problems. I find that I can pick up crazy paces (for me) downhill & it's frequently at these times when injuries get you... but I guess I can try to wear a sensible hat and keep it slow downhill.
I have 60 minutes tomorrow and 90 on Sunday. If those lead to the same trouble (on the flatter routes) then I will try out your idea of more hills for less time. It's a good suggestion.