Bit of a salutary lesson learned in transitioning from cycling to running.
Gained all my fitness from cycling - started commuting, got in to road cycling, then off-road stuff - over the last two years or so. As I've lost weight and improved fitness I got carried away and felt it was about time I went for a run. So, about two months ago I started training for a 10k, which was last weekend. A week before the 10k my left knee was becoming tender and pained when bearing weight. Thought I'd run through the pain on the 10k, but around the 6km mark both of my knees decided to give in. Got a 52min time, so not terrible for a first run, but I was nearly walking by the end.
Since then, both knees are excruciatingly painful, especially bearing weight. The pain is directly below the kneecap on the inside of my knee and hurts particularly when standing and walking on the 'downstroke' of leg movement. It's also particularly bad on going down stairs.
Can anyone advise on how to treat this? I've been icing, resting and trying to stretch, but it's only just getting slightly better nearly a week after the big run. Such a dramatic injury has been of concern considering my general fitness, but perhaps it's to do with my cycling physique, lack of bone density, or similar.
I really want to continue running, so any input would be useful.
At age 30, and around 12 stone, I didn't expect this trouble!