September 23, 2012

Knee Seems Totally Trashed

So I rested for seven days, then ran 3.4k on Tuesday, of which 1.6k was at 5:00/k pace. That's all. And on Wednesday I could barely walk.
The knee is still sore today. So I guess it's in pretty bad shape. Have been to the acupuncturist twice, which helps a bit, but not a lot. He thinks it will probably take a month to heal.

What caused it? I think it was a partly from doing squats, but more from not having run much (hardly at all) for three and a half months. My muscles (especially the quads that support the knee) just got so weak that an 8k run with 4k at a decent pace simply tore up the knee.

Apparently, when you're not running, you have to keep working your leg muscles, with exercises and I have also been told that the elliptical machine is good. And then get back into it VERY slowly.

So hopefully, in a month, I will be running again...slowly.

Still haven't heard from Boston. Strange, I think.

7 comments:

  1. this doesn't sound good, Bob. Hope you get the right treatment and the knee will be ok soon.

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  2. hope your recovery goes well.

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  4. If it's not one thing it's another! From an outsider's perspective it must be interesting reading how us runners keep battling injury and getting new ones. But for us it's a never ending source of frustration!

    Still I like your resolve and style! You don't complain, too much, and just get on with the job of getting better.

    Good on you Bob and all the best.

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  5. As Scott said, I like your attitude Bob - nothing of the whinging Pom about you, just get on with it.

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