I've returned to running for the first time this year. I've been out four times these past 1 1/2 weeks for about 10-15 minutes, running one day, then having a 1 to 2 day rest.
I haven't gone out for a jog since Monday as my knees have been aching, inside the joints, and also the muscles immediately above my knee are aching/sore. The lower part of my Quads, I think.
I have worn Vivo Barefoot and VFFs for over a year, I wear them everywhere, and all Winter too. I'll walk 10-15 miles per week. I've had no trouble with aches til now.
Is this kind of ache to be expected when going back into running, or could my barefoot form be off? I try to relax my feet muscles, land on my midfoot and tap my heel down...
I went for a casual walk yesterday lunchtime, which had the knees aching again. I had a bath last night, went to bed early. I still feel achy in the knees, but moreso in my elbows today..oddly. A bit like fever aches but without the fever. It's still tiring to go up the stairs as my knees feel a bit weak.
What's this reaction to running? Perhaps I'm coming down with a bug... I fervently hope it's that and not arthritis...I'm only 29...!
I don't want to give up trying to run so early on. It's frustrating!
Other info - I can get joint aches and tiredness on the first day of the "time of the month," but it's still a week away, so I'm not expecting this.
Maybe I should start taking Omega 3, or eating salmon twice per week.