The outer knee pain I have been battling since the Via half marathon in September seems to have left me. I think this is due to the strength training I have been doing the last month or so. I started out doing the Iron Strength program but that was too much for me at this point so I modified it with some exercises using resistance bands I bought at Dick’s.
On Monday I had an easy 3 mile run scheduled and the weather was so nice I added a few miles. Around mile 4 I noticed a little pain in my outer right calf muscle; it didn’t feel like a pull so I cautiously kept running doing around 4 miles. I stretched and it felt fine but when I got home I could feel a little niggle so I did not run the next day as planned but I did walk with no pain. Yesterday I skipped my regular Thursday night group run and since I was off from work I decided to run in the afternoon when it was warmer. I started out with a progressively faster walk and then ran one minute/walked one minute for 2.65 miles with no problems so I am going to run tomorrow with the group from the runner’s club and hope for the best.