I really didn’t run much over the winter. After my half marathon a took a little break. With the warmer temps I’ve been trying to get myself back out there slowly. I headed out on Saturday with plans to just run 2-3 miles. By mile 2 I was “in the zone” and changed my route to a 4 miler. Near the need I could feel that pain in my knee. Runners knee. This is different than the IT pain and I know it’s all my fault for not committing to stretching and strengthening throughout the winter.
The BEST thing for me was ICE. A little rest and some ice and it immediately felt better. However, I know it’s going to be back if I don’t get to strengthening. Here are 4 great moves to strength those quads, calves, hamstrings, and laterals. All of which play a part.