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    7.8m 2250' up wharfedale today. Set out from kettlewell in a roaring hailstorm, business as usual then. Generalised knee pain around the left kneecap which was a pain in the neck, rubbed a bit of comfrey oil into it. The results of no racing for a year. Found a stone hidden by someone from the USA who paints stones and leaves them lying around with messages on them. I tried to join the Facebook group so I can find out what the hell they want me to do with their pretty stone, but I think they've given me the old heave-ho. Also found a pointing trowel, which is more use tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    Generalised knee pain around the left kneecap which was a pain in the neck, . . .
    I've heard of "referred pain", but this is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    I've heard of "referred pain", but this is ridiculous.
    Well, i know what pain from maltracking feels like and it wasn't that. It was around the patella tendon attachment to the patella and into the medial a bit. I have a plica which sometimes causes problems when running and it was beginning to get a bit sore on the drive home. I've been kneeling on floorboards today with no issues, so that rules out any tendonitis or bursitis associated with 'Housemaid's Knee'.

    You've got to get the inflammation out of a plica quickly and mobilise the kneecap back and forth towards the lateral in order to get on top of it. You can have them surgically removed, but as per Denise Park's article in The Fellrunner 'A fell runners knee pain', that comes with risks. I'm fairly sure this guy had Plica Syndrome judging from the symptoms, they thicken the more inflamed they get and lead you into a vicious circle. Balancing the quads, stretching the quads, and rubbing comfrey products works well for me.

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    5k fartlek tonight, blowing quite a bit on the fast sections. No more generalised knee soreness as yet, but it'll need a bit of climb to get it started i think. Taped it up with k tape. I'll have to make a call on whether to surrender my entry for Ken Clough Dodd Head this weekend after another AM training run. If problems are persisting there's no point, and even if i run it i'll be walking the climb up clough head...all the way.

    Berks County Rocks have finally approved me to the FB group, and the painted rock i found in Kettlewell belongs to someone called Tammy Snyder. She says i can hang onto it or rehide it for someone else to find, either way it's made its way to Kettlewell from Pennsylvania.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    Berks County Rocks have finally approved me to the FB group, and the painted rock i found in Kettlewell belongs to someone called Tammy Snyder. She says i can hang onto it or rehide it for someone else to find, either way it's made its way to Kettlewell from Pennsylvania.
    How exciting. Where are you going to put it? Or does it have to be secret?

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    Around 18 months ago I found a painted pebble in the Goyt Valley whilst out on my bike. It was painted by a young lad from somewhere in Stoke. I messaged the FB page with a photo and then hid it at the TP on High Wheeldon a few days later.

    A few weeks later it had made its way onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Since I am no longer a FB'er I have no idea where it has been.

    I think it is a great idea and must give the people behind them, often children with some sort of learning or social difficulty, a great deal of pleasure following the rocks whereabouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    How exciting. Where are you going to put it? Or does it have to be secret?
    Dunno yet. Think I'm going to take it to races and wait for a nice spot to present itself.

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    Same 7.8m/2250' route as last week, up in t' dales. Had to keep the route the same so i had a comparison to last week for knee problems. Went a bit faster over all, but the ridge was slow due to a strong head/cross wind. Slight left knee soreness around the patella tendon like last week, but only on the last steep grassy drop from Knipe End trig. I think i'm a bit slow on the miners track out of Hawkswick, probably due to not having run the 9m speed endurance session for a long time now.

    I'll be off up for the Kong 9m race; as long as i keep the same knee treatment process going i should be fitter than i was today. I'm going to have to be sensible with the 2000' climb up Clough Head, once thats out of the way i can run however i feel probably.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    Today i joined the exclusive 'Club Moderna' which gave me a very sore arm, but didn't appear to affect tonights session. Carr Bridge Drive reps, 0.25m/110', 7 reps which were getting a bit flimsy towards the end of the session. Whole spatchcock chicken for tea after these sessions with a gravy made out of the dripping in the roasting tin. Whole chickens are full of nourishment from the joints and carcass which benefits your joints greatly. You can take supplements, but i'm a big believer in the concept of vital blueprints, which are lost in processed food. I've started eating a lot more fresh salads at work too, mostly for the minerals they contain. None of this will make me any faster, but it will boost tissue repair i expect.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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    9.1m/3000' at the Brian Dodd Head Ken Clough race...mixed fortunes, but a nice workout. Accused of cheating for the first time ever.
    Can't climb for toffee...

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