I have been running since April this year (inspired by colleagues doing FLM).. Things going ok, and I have two 10k races coming up in September. Been following the RW training schedules for 10k race, and I am now increasing long run distances on sundays to about 6 miles. (previously done 3 miles, 3 or 4 x week, no problems, and did 4 mile last week ok)
Did a 6 mile run on Sunday, really enjoyed it. Hard work during mile 5 - all up hill, so did 1 min walk / 1 min run all way home from there. It took me 74 minutes, so not going fast at all.
Once I got home my left knee began to swell a bit - not much and it didn't hurt, just felt a bit warm. (My knees have been 'crunchy' for years really, and do creak when I stand up sometimes!)
I am going to rest it for a few days, but obviously am concerned about impending races, knees and how to prevent injury in the future.
Please help - I am not sure if I should just stop running completely or what :-(
from a sad 'go-slow'