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Pretty Muddy; Injured Knee and Resting

17th April 2017

I am now at the end of my third week of training.
Last week I wrote about my second week of training of how I had injured my knee whilst running, therefore I spent the end of the week resting.

Week Three Training.

As I hadn’t completed the last weeks training I had planned to start it this week, repeating the days that I had managed to do. I wanted to make sure that I eased back into it.

  • Day One and Two – 5 minute walk (warm up), 1.5 minute run + 2 minute walk (4 times), 1 minute run + 1 minute walk (2 times), 5 minute walk (cool down)
  • Day Three – 5 minute walk (warm up), 1.5 minute run + 2 minute walk (6 times), 5 minute walk (cool down)

All Good Plans

Unfortunately my plan was just not meant to be.
I have spent most of the week hobbling around as my knees have been quite painful. With Reuben being on half term I have been taking him out most days and so haven’t been able to fully rest up. He has been good though and when I’ve needed to rest he has sat with me on the sofa.

As the week has progressed my knees have been feeling much better and I have been able to walk more and for longer distances.

This Week

I was hoping that I would be able to start running again this week but chasing Reuben at the park has caused some pain in my knees. The last thing I want to do is make it worse, but I need to start getting out again. The plan is to start with brisk walking, I’m hoping that it will start to build up the strength in my knees.

I would love to know if there are any other exercises that I could do to strengthen my knee. I really need all the help I can get otherwise I’m going to be hobbling round the course for the Pretty Muddy run. Any tips out there? I would love your help in the comments below.