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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Knee pain = Mileage drop-off
I'm still having some knee trouble...
Runs since marathon 3 weeks ago: 2
Mileage since marathon: 4.5km
It was bothering me while biking at first, but that has subsided. I was out for 2.5 hours yesterday without much trouble from the knee (a whisper at the end, but other than that OK).
I should get it looked at... but since it's been going in the right directly (ie. getting better) I have put that off. I'm reasonably confident that my tight hamstrings are still at the root of the problem, so I'm working on that a lot. At this point it's the end of the season so I can afford to be a bit patient with it.
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Best of luck Jono. This sounds an awful lot like my NYC experience last year.
You may want to get in the queue for a doctor just in case. A year ago for me post-NYC the critical path to get back at it when my knee didn't recover included waiting on GP visit, X-rays, X-rays result reading by GP, taking time off while taking antiinflammatories, chiropodist appointment, orthotics manufacturing and a sports doc appointment.
Just mentioning it as the queues can be long if something is needed. In my case I didn't get back running until February due in part to my inaction and it took into the summer to get my conditioning back to where it was.
But you are right - loose hamstrings are always good. Strong glutes and hips will help take pressure off the knee too.
Took your advice and booked an appointment with a sports doc. It still hurts, can't run more than about 1.5km without pain.
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