Round Two – Day 43: Working Double Time

Round Two – Day 43: Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps, Ab Ripper X Doubles, 30 Minute Interval Run

Today was another nice, long workout. I like working hard, because it gives me the opportunity to clear my mind and escape from school and work. It is like a mini-vacation. Unfortunately, today’s mini-vacation was interrupted by knee pain. There is definitely something wrong with my right knee. There is always pain on the outside of my knee after a long run.

The short-term solution will be ice after every run. I have a vacation coming up at the end of the month and I plan to make an appointment with a sports medicine doctor. Hopefully, they will be able to assess how I run and see if there is anything that I can do to prevent the pain.

Tip of the day: Be careful and know your limits. Stop the exercise or run when you start to feel pain.

4 responses to “Round Two – Day 43: Working Double Time

  1. I actually have a similar symptom as you do, on my left knee to be exact. It’s more below the knees. I’d say just go easy on the run. I usually try not to run too long and not too fast. But hey, sometimes we are a little too ambitious, aren’t we?

    • Hi Hattori,

      It might very well be that I am taking on too much too early. How much did you start out with when running? I am only doing about 2 miles, or 15-18 minutes of running. The rest is walking… Is that too much for a beginner?

      I still want to see a sport medicine specialist, because I read something about how it is a good idea for new runners to get analyzed. There could be a number of things that could be prevented if they start off on the right foot. Sometimes pain is just overuse, other times the knee may be rotating wrong, or one leg may even be shorter than the other. I am really curious…

  2. I think I didn’t start off running right away, more like brisk walking for about 2-4 miles then start build up from there. I’d say just do regular slow jog instead of interval run/walk. Interval training is pretty intense, might put a bit too much pressure on your knees.

    • I think it might be overuse….. It sounds like I am pushing too hard, too fast.

      I just don’t understand how people do it when they go into military bootcamp. I am sure that they are running at least 2 miles a day when they start out. Maybe I have weak knees to begin with?

      We will see tomorrow, when I visit the Physical Therapist. I hope that I can continue running… If not, I may cut this round short on day 60 and start my Insanity journey.

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