Yesterday I went to KLCC area to have my long run, however during the 2nd lap I felt it coming again; I intend to disregard it but the pain instead of fading away seems to get worse. Frustrated, I finished 5k limping the remaining meters and went home.
Today, I didn’t go out to take a run I’m still wondering what have caused these to appear. 1 is ok, 2 is fine but 3 times? I decided it’s time to have a rest for a moment it’s sad but true. I know how it feels to be stopping in the passion that you have. I picture it as an addict whose in rehab and suffering from a seizure because of the body’s deprivation to the dope. I just hope I don’t end up like that.
Bothered by this problem I searched the net and finally led me to an answer it’s called Runner’s knee. “The pain associated with runner's knee is usually on the inner or outer border of the kneecap” this is exactly what I felt on my right knee and the pain slowly grows as I continue to run. After learning about this problem came several questions popping inside my mind. Is it lack of training?, the paved roads? or the shoes I’m wearing? I once heard from a trainer in the gym, “If you’re into running you must have strong legs because that’s foundation of our body”. Well from that I think I will have to consider revising my trainings, as these past few weeks I may have neglect to trained my legs which may have caused this injury.
By this time I’m hanging my shoes just for a while and give my knees an ample time to recover. I know it’s difficult but there is a saying “patience is a virtue” and after the yearning comes the reward. So in the meantime while I lay my feet to rest I’ll just focus on strength training particular on the legs but no running. I also managed to visit the pool this afternoon at our unit. It’s been quite some time since I take a big dip in the water and I tell you it feels great!.
The pool connecting the Bistari twin tower
My Training Summary for the week. (Week 3 to SG Marathon)
Mon. - Rest
Tue. - Rest
Wed. - Threadmill - 10km. / 1hr 10m.
Thu. - Virtual Run 11.2km. / 1hr 12m. 34s.
Fri. - Strength Training
Sat. - KLCC - 5km. / 33m. 10s.
Sun. - Strength Training, Spinning 10km/30m, Swimming 30m.