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Old 10-31-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Walker/Runner with bad knee

a half a marathon is on my bucket list. I need to do this. I may not be able to run the race but do you think i can walk it fast. Dx say i can still walk
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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There are many of us walkers, some faster than others but none the less, we are all athletes out to achieve our goals. Unless you have some serious debilitating issue, I would certainly think a half marathon and maybe more can be in your future. Good luck on your journey and ask away for any help.

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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I am an avid runner (30+ miles per week) who has been dealt many set backs. Runners knee in both knees. I had an MRI on both. Went to PT and was introduced to Kinesio Tex Gold tape. This stuff is great. Make sure your knees are clean and apply it (youtube has many videos). I am now fighting plantar fasciitis in both feet. Podiatrist, shot, custom orthotic inserts, etc. You can surely walk/run but to walk the hole thing. I hate to see anyone walk a half marathon (race) but I guess it is better than those sitting on the couch eating chips! Good luck with your knee. If it keeps up I would definitely see an orthopedic.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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You can walk the half if you want. Last year I had shoulder surgery three days before the Wine & Dine Half. I still wanted to participate in the event but with my arm in a sling and my recent surgery I could not run so I decided to walk the entire race. I did fine and finished in about 3 hours, so it can be done just maintain the 16-minute mile pace. I would also suggest that you tape your knee prior to the race to to stabilize it a bit.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:08 AM   #5
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No reason why you can't. I would recommend still training as though you were running and by that I mean using a plan to get up to the 13.1 miles. I would also make sure to check the minimum pace of the race you want to do. Some have faster pace requirements than others and you don't want to pay for a race and then realize you won't be able to finish it in time.

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #6
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I don't run or walk as I used to, play tennis more often instead, but recall when running I developed a bad left knee. What helped me greatly was to weight lift, surprisingly. I think for me strengthening the knee muscles helps support it better. When I am to busy for a week to lift, I end up really feeling it in the left knee. It becomes sore and tender even when walking distance.

I eat a low carb diet and suspect that has helped my knees tenderness also as I've seen a few articles suggesting that high carbohydrate intake can be more inflammatory.

"How to reduce inflammation with food"

http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/p...des%2C+M.D.%29

And also a book that I enjoyed reading and learning from, that can be seen on Runners World's web sight, that might be helpful. Good luck!

http://www.paleodietforathletesbook....68374320121109

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:32 AM   #7
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I am an avid runner (30+ miles per week) who has been dealt many set backs. Runners knee in both knees. I had an MRI on both. Went to PT and was introduced to Kinesio Tex Gold tape. This stuff is great. Make sure your knees are clean and apply it (youtube has many videos). I am now fighting plantar fasciitis in both feet. Podiatrist, shot, custom orthotic inserts, etc. You can surely walk/run but to walk the hole thing. I hate to see anyone walk a half marathon (race) but I guess it is better than those sitting on the couch eating chips! Good luck with your knee. If it keeps up I would definitely see an orthopedic.
How does taping a knee compare to wearing a knee brace? When I starting running I thought my knee would be more comfortable if I could hold it so I bought a knee brace and that has worked for me. My longest run so far has been 7 miles and other than toe sore muscles, I've had no knee pain.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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Wow

Thank you everyone for your ideas......I am starting to have some lower back trouble but I am still walking.
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