- quad strengthening exercises (squats, leg raises, etc)
- ankle weights (for exercises, Wii Fit and generally wearing round the house)
- shortening my longer runs (back down to 3-4 miles)
- including more swimming (which I really enjoy anyway)
On Saturday, continuing my quest to make sure the knee pain stays away, I wandered into SweatShop to get me some supportive insoles.
What I didn't realise was that they were going to fit the insoles to my feet. This was an interesting experience which involved heated insoles being pressed into my instep whilst I balanced on my toes and heels:
|(The shop assistant is hiding behind the contraption, pressing the insole into my other foot. It's a classy look.)|
So now I have uniquely molded insoles which fit neatly into my trainers and hold my instep in place when I get tired. Apart from wandering round the house to break them in, I've only tried them out on one run and, once I got over the odd feeling, they seemed pretty comfortable.