I'm in training for the GNR, its my first 1/2m. I did a 10k race at the end of July, and discovered that the shoes I had weren't giving enough support - had sore feet for days - so now have a nice new pair of Brooks Adrenalines which seemed to be doing the trick over the past 4 weeks. I try and do 10k on the treadmill once a week, and at least one other 5k indoors and 2-3 4-5 miles outdoors. I now need to get the milage up a bit, but have got a very sore knee.
Basically, its a pain at the left side of my left patella which I get when I run. There is no pain at all when I stop. The pain creeps up and then kinda of shots down the left of the my lower leg. I'm need some advice as to a) what it might be, b) where I should go to get is seen to, I live in London c) is there anyone out there who has had similar symptoms and managed to get them sorted.
I only started running this year, and am enjoying it, so am finding this frustrating .. its started over the weekend but I don't what to cause myself serious damage b4 the GNR.
Any help much appreciated.