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1/28/10 10:01 A

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I also had some knee issues during my C25K time.
My biggest thing was to walk when knee was sore. I could walk without any real pain so I did. I kept trying to run and if it was hurting I stopped and kept walking.

Something real important to remember is that you can always go back a week and do it over much easier than having to treat an injury. Care for yourself and who cares if C25K takes 9 weeks or 19. Once your done you will be running.

Also something that I learned about myself during my injury is that I put a heavier focus on counting calories so that I was still making progress toward my goals.

Best of luck and take care of yourself
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1/27/10 10:21 P

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I totally agree that you should see a doctor to find out exactly how much you SHOULD push yourself, if at all. And while I agree that you shouldn't beat yourself up over missing a run or two, let me tell you that I missed my last 4 runs and I am PAYING for it! First, I ate way crappier than I should have (I always eat better when I run--I don't want to undo all of my hard work!) and second--I'm actually a lot more sore than usual after running because I took too much time off. So if you can't run, make sure you're making up for it with other low/non impact exercises!

Shoes are FOR SURE a worthy investment--I went to a running store and had the little analysis done that tells you exactly what kind of shoe you should get, I tried on probably 12 different kinds of shoes to decide which ones I wanted and then went to a chain store and bought the same exact pair for $40 less!!

Good luck--if you want it, you'll get it. That's really what it boils down to. And it sounds to me like you want it!

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1/27/10 9:57 P

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I have an *opinion* but it is only that... I had A LOT of knee pain as I worked my way through the first five weeks of C25K. It was bad enough that I started physical therapy for it. It was determined in my case that I suffered from bursitis mostly because of my physical confirmation. I did continue to run/train because I had committed to a race for charity that I was not willing to miss. HOWEVER, I was very actively discouraged from running. I was put on a program to strengthen some of the supporting muscles/tendons/ligaments. Honestly, my best friend was ice. I iced every single time I ran. I also had taken to wearing a brace on my knee (prior to my visit, but at the onset of the pain). The physical therapist discouraged this. She said that this led to the knee relying less on it's on "make-up" to support me and more on the brace. I would say it's really a personal choice. If you continue to experience pain/discomfort that doesn't go away, my advice is to see a doctor if at all possible. It never hurts to play it safe. Never miss an opportunity to take care of your body---health or safety!!!

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1/27/10 7:45 P

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That is definitely a positive!!!

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1/27/10 2:52 P

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Thank you all for the support. One positive thing here - I'm finding out that I might actually develop a liking for running, since I'm so worried about not being able to do it! LOL... I thought I'd never like it and after only a few weeks I'm missing it!

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1/27/10 12:21 P

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I wouldn't stress about missing a run. Like others said, do some low impact exercises- even walking and then pick up where you left off on the program. If you feel like you need to go back a week that's no big deal either. You'll get there.

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Definitely listen to your body and give your knee a little rest. You may want to consider buying a neoprene brace to give it a little added support. But remember, it is better to listen to your body and give it time when it is needed then to push through and end up with an injury that could take months to heal!

Do some other kind of non-load bearing exercise like cycling or elliptical. Best wishes!

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1/27/10 11:35 A

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New shoes, properly fitted will do you a world of good!! Don't get discouraged. Switch to a low impact in door activity that doesn't hurt your knees so that you have time to heal and still stay active. The key is to keep doing something - anything during the down time. You will be back to running before you know it!!

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I am having a lot of knee pain... I also have a 20 month old who shouldn't be out in the 20 degree temperature we have in Michigan today.

Those two things mean I need to take a day off of running today. I am in my 3rd week of C25K and haven't missed a scheduled run yet. I'm feeling very frustrated and scared that if I miss today, it will be so easy fo fall off the wagon or fall behind in my progress.

I've done lots of research online about knee pain and have some exercises I can do, but I need new shoes, also. This may mean I have to take up to a week off of running to get my knees in order and purchase some new shoes (expensive!).

Have any of you out there had this kind of setback (injury/weather related) and how have you stayed on track throug it?

Thanks for any words of encouragement! I really need it right now...

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