Here we go again… what is wrong with my knee?

By Skip

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!  Injured again!

This is the second time I pushed myself too far and caused an injury… yes, self inflicted!  I have not posted in a few days because after that last run my knee was feeling sore.

It was not that it was sore to WALK on, just when I would RUN on it.  I went out and bought a knee brace and it seems to be helping.

Tried to get out this morning and it was a no go… shuttle launch canceled…. scrub the mission!

So, from looking back in my very short running “career,” if I do not give my body that day inbetween workouts, THAT is when I get into trouble.

Back to the Internet to search what is wrong… looks like I have “runner’s knee” which is cause by running too much (duh, again!) and from running improperly.  I REALLY need to concentrate on how my foot hits the ground while running and the motion it makes before it lifts off the ground again.  This will take some serious concentration.

It also looks like I need to do some strength training in my knees.  I will do that and get back on the stationary bike to keep me going while me knee gets better AND to keep me active.  I JUST started week 5 and don’t want to lose the momentum and endurance I have built up thus far.

Here are the links to some of the research I did:

Shame on me!  Hopefully now I have learned my lesson.

If you liked that post, then try these...

A devastating shattering of reality on March 19th, 2012

Why race weight? on February 16th, 2012

A big thank you to my 2011 sponsors on January 12th, 2012

Preparing for the big feast on November 17th, 2011

Lack of cardio is killing me! on September 28th, 2011

Filed in: Injury, Running • Friday, January 29th, 2010
 

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