I've had a few years off running properly, thanks to back to back pregnancies and breastfeeding, but I'm now back on the exercise train and have been so enjoying getting out - except that my knees are really complaining afterwards. I've just had a couple of weeks break after a longer run caused them to ache for days. I want to keep going - is there anything that will help? Or must I accept that my 40 year old knees are no longer up to the job?
Where do they hurt? Which part of the knee? A tight IT band will hurt your knees but is just muscle pain that can be resolved with stretching and a foam roller. Might be worth a trip to a physio to work out where the pain is coming from?
Yes that's the one. It hurts on the outside of my knees on a long run and a bit of stretching usually helps. Google pigeon pose - it's a lovely yoga stretch for the it band. Even a good knowledgeable sports massage person might be able to help suss out the source of the pain