i think I might have a bit of this too - I'm also running london, Been trainng 5 days a week, longest run 18 miles. I saw my physio this week as my knee was feeling slightly creaky but only after running, he said i had tight quads that were probably irritating the knee cap, he massaged them and told me to keep stretching. But as the week has gone on both my knee feel sore but only after running.
what does your knee pan feel like? Do you get it when running?
I would get to a physio for some advise and definite diagnosis, they can give you excercises to do.
try not to worry about putting on weight, you'll probably eat less if you do have to rest, I had to take 2 weeks off running last year due to illness and didn't lose any fitness - worse case scenario you can still cross train or swim to keep your fitness up.,
am 7 weeks away from my marathon, training is going well - last year I had to defer 3 weeks before due to soft tissue swelling from itbfs. (Eventually solved with cortisone)
Im currently experiencing a very slight niggle in both knees in the middle under the kneecap, i can only describe it as feeling creaky!? and only when bending and going upstairs and only after a run, some days it's there other days nothing.
I ran 18 miles yesterday with no pain. Im foam rollering daily, spend hours stretching/ doing strength (work glutes especially) i have a sports massage every 2 weeks.
obviously am worried this niggle could turn into something worse - what should I do training wise? Thank you for your help
just saw your title and was going to put my old post on but booktrunk as done it for me!
I had this back in oct 2012, really painful putting on my pants hurt and I couldn't stand on one leg as that was agony! I was referred to a physio and had X-ray which showed everything looked normal. Physio thought it was osteitis pubis, and tight hip flexors. I was very lucky that it cleared pretty quickly I took lots of ibuprofen, and did lots of strength excercises ( have a look online) stretching of the hip flexors and took complete rest for 1 week.
Was back running and touch wood the pain has stayed away but I do a lot of stretching and core/strength excercises religiously every day!
Good luck, if it dosnt clear up after a few days I'd see your gp or pay for physio if you can, especially as you are trainng for a marathon, they can assess you and give you the right excercises to do.
I had pneumonia about this time last year whilst training for a marathon. I felt dreadful and couldn't get out of bed for 9 days and was being monitored by my gp. I ran again after about 15 days once my gp gave the the all clear, she warned me that I'd really struggle but surprisingly I was ok and managed 6 miles.
Go to your gp to make sure the infection has gone -tell them you are intending to run. don't run until you've ate properly for a few days and just take it steady. Hope you feel better soon, it's a nasty illness, so make sure you are fully recovered!