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Discussion: left knee

in: Samantha; Samantha > 2018-05-17

May 18, 2018 6:01 PM # 
coach:
I have had some trouble too, but on the face of the knee, could be torn or injured meniscus. Anyway, squats and erging keep it strong.....Sandra may have some ideas.
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May 20, 2018 3:07 AM # 
rachael:
I had trouble with my left knee too when coming back after pregnancy. My glutes/hope were weak and tight and it put strain on my ITB which in turn irritates the knee. Lots of ball rolling on the glutes really helped.
May 20, 2018 3:08 AM # 
rachael:
Hips not hope! Grr autocorrect
May 22, 2018 2:29 PM # 
slauenstein:
Well increasing your milage too fast will also cause knee pain. Be careful to build... (normal 4 hours of training to 8 hrs by the end of this week). I also have other thoughts on knee pain, but I would have to see exactly where it hurting you.
May 22, 2018 7:47 PM # 
Samantha:
Rolling is my favorite answer to most injuries! I will have to get back into that daily. And yes, this past week was a big increase. I didn't really notice, so actually thanks for pointing it out! Will take it down a notch with the running for the rest of this week. And I go on a mini vacation next week with friends to Gotland, so I'm sure that will be forced rest as well :)
May 23, 2018 7:22 PM # 
coach:
Good point Sandra. The mileage doubling could definitely be the culprit. Not only mileage, but intensity. Best to increase miles at easy pace, and only do intervals of 10% of weekly mileage.
May 23, 2018 8:11 PM # 
Samantha:
I mean, it's been hurting for a few weeks, I only bring it up now :)

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