Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Help, my knee is killing me!
I need some suggestions. The half marathon is quickly approaching (Feb. 2). The roommate and I ran 6 miles last night in 57F weather (planning on a long run of 10 miles next week then resting before the half). About half way through my knee started to hurt. I tried stretching a little bit, but it didn't do much. It would hurt the most after having to stop running (waiting at the cross-walk). Eventually it would ease up, and I'd hardly notice. I tried running in the grass when I could. As soon as we finished and were walking to cool down, my knee felt tight (as did the rest of my muscles actually). We came home to stretch, eat, and relax before going to pilates. Pilates was excellent, other than the lunges. I couldn't complete all of those, because setting my left knee on the ground hurt. Even last night I woke up because my knee was sore where it was laying on my bed. This morning I could walk just fine, and I could bend my knee without pain. Then we went to do our push-ups and plank... I do "girly push-ups", but I could not keep pressure on my left knee.
The pain seems to be on the inside of the knee, under the knee cap. Does any one have any suggestions?? Doug, I do appreciate your suggestion about riding a bike... I haven't been to spinning in a while (going on Thursday), so that may have something to do with it. I remember that last year at this time, when the roommate and I started running, I was wearing a knee brace on both knees, because they hurt so bad. Then it eventually went away. At that time I thought I had just strengthened them, then recently I thought it was because the weather had warmed up... but now it may be because I started spinning (or a combination of all three).
I am so frustrated!