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    I am an avid runner I run every day of the week either through road running, running with my running team or running on the treadmill in the gym. I would say I'm a fairly healthy person and I run various races and earlier this year I ran a half marathon in 1hr 36minutes.

    Anyway over the past few weeks I've started to get a pain in my left knee and the top of my left groin (however this pain has gone) but the pain in my knee is still there occasionally. Over the past week my legs have felt incredibly heavy when I am running, I put this down mainly to doing a hill sprint session last Monday. Due to the way I'm feeling currently and because I have no races coming up for the next few months would it be wise to just to cut back on my running for a while and give my legs chance to rest?
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    I'm not an expert nor do i run. but this is my opinion

    I say you should rest
    so instead of running 7 days a week
    cut it down to about 3 with a day or 2 rest inbetween
    and if you can it may be a good idea to wear a knee support whilst running so that it doesn't get injured further
    whilst resting you could do some stretches that will help strengthen your knee

    hope this helps 😊
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    It sounds like you do need to rest to me.
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    Take a fortnight off, come back doing short runs for a week <3 miles and build from there
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    Pains and niggles are part of the parcel as I'm sure you understand.

    What angry cucumber said really.

    I had a pain in my ankle that was always exaggerated every time I'd been for a run. So I stopped running for 2 weeks and it gradually went away.

    7 days a week running isn't a problem in my opinion, obviously depends on the volume though.
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    (Original post by zKlown)
    Pains and niggles are part of the parcel as I'm sure you understand.

    What angry cucumber said really.

    I had a pain in my ankle that was always exaggerated every time I'd been for a run. So I stopped running for 2 weeks and it gradually went away.

    7 days a week running isn't a problem in my opinion, obviously depends on the volume though.
    I don't usually find running 7 days a week a problem, averaging about 4 miles on each run. But like I said recently the pain has got really bad.

    However, I took the full weekend off running and had epsom salt baths and things like that and the pain isn't as bad this morning. However, I am going to still take a break and give my body a chance to recover.
 
 
 
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