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accepted Is running 10 miles twice a week too much when is combined with swimming and weightlifting?
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comment Is running 10 miles twice a week too much when is combined with swimming and weightlifting?
Thanks @Informaficker - I have updated the question with the details of the comment I made to your answer. I hope it's a bit less vague now.. ?
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..[cont] It seems I've somehow managed to get lucky and settle into a program were my knees are happy ! But as I said, I just worry a bit about 100 mins running - thinking I should cut it back to maybe half the distance but faster ?
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comment Is running 10 miles twice a week too much when is combined with swimming and weightlifting?
Actually, I don't cycle because it aggravates my knees even more than running used to - 10 mins on the bike machine pretty much guarantees that I wake up the following night with pain the quadriceps tendon (or sometimes the lateral collateral ligament) in one of my knees (but never both). I've had my knees looked at by a few doctors but they have never gotten to the root of the problem (or even a consistent diagnosis). I had some physio a couple of months ago but it didn't help at all.
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comment Recurring knee pain linked to exercise
Thanks, that's really interesting.+1. I mentioned in my comment to the other answer that I had an inkling my stretching regime was helping, but it was not conclusive. Also, when the problem first began 12 years ago, I hardly stretched at all, and it occurred a bit more frequently back then. So again I assumed that my stretching may have been helping. But I am well aware of "assumption being the mother of all f***ups" so I'll certainly take heed of what you have said. I also wonder if you saw my other comment about my leg strength and had anything to say about that ?
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One more thing. Not sure if it is relevant. I used to do heavy-ish weight training when I was much younger (late teens, early 20s). I had very strong legs - I could push out the leg-extension machine on a full stack relatively easily, and also the leg curl (not so easily). I don't use either these days because I fear it will upset my knees. But I do use these new machines that work the inner and outer aductor muscles, and I can push those out on the max weight on both machines fairly easily (15 reps on max, 3 sets)
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comment Recurring knee pain linked to exercise
I'm going to try the exercises you suggest ! Would you also think it's an idea to do a week of swimming and a week of stairs/jogging ?
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Thank you very much for this. +1. I don't stretch past the point of (much) pain, but if I had to guess, I think that stretching seems to help. There was a phase when I did 15-20 mins stretching before a workout and afterwards which /seemed/ to help (the problem occurred a bit less frequently) but it didn't stop altogether so I went back to my old regime.
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comment Recurring knee pain linked to exercise
@dotjoe I usually walk for 5 mins just before my workout, not sure if that counts as a warm up ?
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@JohnP I have seen a General Practitioner at our local practice several times and they told me (based on what I told them and where I pointed to). It occurs exactly the same in both knees, though never (yet) at the same time. I use a stretching "machine" (not sure what to call it, it uses your own bodyweight) and also I stretch by crouching down, and also by standing and pulling one foot up behind.
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