After about three years of laying off of running and focusing on swimming, I recently started the sport again. I stopped because of pain in my knees (mostly my right knee). But I’ve gradually felt an improvement in knee health, such as when I walk down stairs and stand from a low seated position.
With the pools closed, I thought I would give running another shot. For now, I’m running mostly just once a week and on grass for the majority of my run. I did a 5k run on the riverside paths and also about 3k at the track. So far so good.
I plan to get some Hokas for my non-grass runs. I took glucosamine sulfate about a year ago but did not feel any change. But it’s hard to say.
What else should I do? I want to continue running and do some sprint distance triathlons next year (5k run).
It’s more important that I maintain knee health than get faster. I can work on my swim and cycling speed. I’ll be in an even older group next year so I should do decently even with a bad run time.