I built up to the point where I was doing 6.5 kms most days on a level grass sports field, and 13 kms once a fortnight on tarmac just to keep me sane (running around the same field 6 times day after day is kinda dull).
Unfortunately I got a bad bout of pain to the right side of my right knee towards the end of the last long run. The dreaded runner’s knee, which derailed my running many years ago resulting in my becoming a couch-potato.
I’m determined not to let that happen again, and have contacted a sports doctor. Fingers crossed….