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So, I have this knee that is prone to injury if I'm not careful.<br><br>
The way I deal with my knee is to not run 2 days in a row, and I usually end up only running 3 days a week. This seems to keep my knee happy.<br><br>
Here is my dilemma: I am increasing the length of my long run, but this is making it almost half of my weekly mileage, which I understand is a big no-no.<br><br>
What is the best approach to gently adding more miles in the middle of the week without offending the delicate sensibilities of my knee?<br><br>
Longer midweek runs or adding another day midweek or something else?
 

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Right now, I do light circuit training or I ride a bike trainer on between days. Plus more rest days than I probably ought <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif"><br><br>
I have a slight scoliosis, which I suspect gives me one leg slightly functionally longer than the other. This is my guess why it is always my left knee that gets a sore burny almonst grindy feeling under the kneecap if I overdo it. Or if I run on pavement too frequently.
 

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I'll look for that next time I'm out, meri.<br><br>
fox-runr... I do that move occasionally, but I need to be more consistent.<br><br>
I'm at a point where the ample rest days prevent any pain. I just would like to do more midweek mileage, and I'm worried about the best way to do it without screwing things up again.
 

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I'm not injured at the moment, I just don't want to get injured!<br><br>
I just know that this is my "weak link". <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Hippo, please let me know if you do that, so I can watch!<br><br>
fox-runr: that "stand on one foot and bend over like you are going to pick a penny off the floor" thitng... are you supposed to use the hand on the same side of the foot you're standing on, or the hand on the side of the lifted foot?<br><br>
Or does it make a difference?
 
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