Last year as I was training for my first 20k race. I disregarded what my body was telling me. My motto has always been NO PAIN NO GAIN.
The next day I went out for a run with the brace on and only got 1/3 of a mile before it started hurting. I decided to go to Fitness Sports where I buy my running shoes to see if they had another brace that might be a better choice. They thought I should try this brace made by Cho Pat .
It couldn't hurt so I bought one and went home and tried it out the next day. I was able to run about a mile before it started hurting. After the pain started I would try walking for a bit than try to run a little bit. One day as I'm putting on the Cho Pat brace I got to wondering if I put the first brace on and than put the Cho Pat brace over it I would probably get even more support for my knee.
I was able to run several miles at a time before it started to ache and than I would just slow down. June 2010 I was able to do my first 20k race and did it in 2 hrs.
I have been trying to do that Run Less Run Faster training. I have been doing it for about 3 weeks. When I'm running I am experiencing alot of pain in my groin. It hurts alot when I try to go at a faster pace. I have taken a couple of days off of running do to the pain I'm having in my groin. I have been icing my groin daily and doing some exercises. I guess you might call me a COLD MOMMA. I don't want to stop doing the RLRF but, I don't think I have a choice. I don't want what happen last year with my knee to set me back this year with my groin.
So I'm listening to my body and going back to my old training plan. I have to remember I don't have to be fast. I just have to make it across the finish line. My hat goes off to everyone that is doing the RLRF it is tough.