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Navre Amateur 33 posts since
Jan 28, 2011
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Jan 28, 2011 11:46 AM

Pain in knees and legs

I recently started a Couch to 10K program.  I've been training Mon, Wed, and Fri since the beginning of the year.


Monday I did 62 minutes; 2 minutes at an 8 minute pace, and then 3 minutes walking at about a 14 minute pace, etc.


I had to take Wednesday off. I gave blood and thought it was wise to skip the day. Now Friday is here and I've never been more sore. All the joints  and muscles in my legs ache and I find it a bit painful to walk.


It is the time off that's causing the pain?  Should I just run through it, or give myself some more rest?


I was also told, when I gave blood, that my iron was fairly low. Still in the normal range, but at the very bottom of the range.


Thanks for your help.

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  • SwimBikeRun561 Amateur 17 posts since
    Dec 13, 2010
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    1. Jan 28, 2011 5:08 PM (in response to Navre)
    Re: Pain in knees and legs

    I do know low iron levels could cause soreness in the joints, Question today when you started back on your program did you do anything different; maybe speed, shoes, differents surfaces.

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  • Malibu Barbe Rookie 1 posts since
    Dec 3, 2010
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    3. Jan 28, 2011 10:35 PM (in response to Navre)
    Re: Pain in knees and legs

    Hats off to you for your blood donation!

    Your pain may be secondary to dehydration, tight muscles and low magnesium.

    Try soaking in a warm Epsom salt bath 20 min (with stretching) each night for 2-3 nights. Lots of water.

    Let us know if this helps.

    Happy running!

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