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I am training for the Belfast marathon in 7 weeks time. All has been going well, my only slight pain has been from some groin discomfort which always goes after about a mile! But I went out on my long run on friday which was scheduled to be 20 miles. Everything was going great until mile 10 when I was running up hill and started to have a numb pain in my knees (both). This affected my running as I was almost hobbling. I managed to run through this (I know that wasnt clever) after a mile it passed. However when i hit mile 14 and was running on undulating pavement which sloped in all directions the pain started to get worse. By this point the pain was a sharp pain in the side of my left knee. I was able to go on for some more but then had to stop at about 16 miles. I tried running again but couldn't. Walked a mile and then was able to jog home with some discomfort but not as bad.
Friday evening and saturday it was uncomfortable going up and down the stairs. I used ice and rest.
Sunday i went on the treadmill and all was good until mile 3 when i started to feel it again so i stopped.
Today i went out and all was ok until mile 4 when i was aware of it. This time it was more a dull pain almost like a dead leg pain. It wasnt really painful just uncomfortable. I ran slowly and covered 7.25 miles. Today was more discomfort than pain but now i am worried not knowing whether i should run or rest altogether.
I am thinking about going to see a physio to get it checked out. Now that i am homw walking etc i cannot feel it at all. I should add that i think the trainers i ran on in friday (long rum) were done and had been for a few weeks which has probably not helped. I have new ones now