...I shouldn't have done that.
Towards the end of the second run I felt my knee take on that familiar uncomfrotable ache that has seen me want to rip my leg off. The day after in work was an uncomfortable one. Sitting at a desk all day never ever helps any injury.
I had the physio the day after my uncomfortable run and I told him about it. He said if it hurts to run more than 3 miles, only run 2, if it hurts to run 2 miles, only run 1.
The problem is it's generally not the run when I feel the pain; it's the day after.
Chop the one on the right off above the knee, and replace it with a bionic one, please!
Anyway, the physio then proceeded to hammer me (yes I know, fnarr fnarr!) with exercises after getting me warmed up on the bike which I found very difficult - my quads and hamstrings needed a serious stretch out afterwards!
I've continued to do them and my stretches consistently since, with one run in between. -Same achey pain the day after, so I've not run since. The stretches and strengthening exercises don't cause pain the day after, hence I've just stuck to them. I may go out for a very short, and very slow plod tomorrow or Monday to see where I'm at.
So unfortunately it seems like I've gone forward 1 step and back 2, hopefully it's not too bad, but I'm not feeling optimistic.
Physio this Thursday anyway so hopefully I can get back on track! (Here's to a slightly more positive blog next time)
"If you have a setback, and you're not doing well and then you overcome it somehow, it always sticks with you. You know it could happen again." -Sam Donaldson