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I'm brand new here and just want to say hello. I am a relatively new runner (I began last summer.) I have been a weightlifter for about 20 years and I switched to running when I found no time to go the gym anymore. I have time to run through downtown on my lunchbreak.

7 months ago, I could only walk for 30 minutes. Now, I run 6 miles in a day during my lunch hour. I run 7-8 miles one day on the weekend and take a day off.

I have dropped weight from 215 to 165 in about 3 months and have maintained it. I eat very little breads, rice, pasta, or meat and instead fill up on raw veggies and fruits.

All is well with the running and I find it hard to miss. However, I am experiencing some pain on the outside of my left knee that runs down to my ankle. I'm able to run through it, but I pretty much have a dull ache in my knee and ankle during most of my waking hours. Any ideas? My shoes are not old and I had them fitted at a running shoe store.

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Welcome to the forums! :wavey:

Sorry though, I'm not much on diagnosing problems. I'm sure someone else can help though.
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Welcome.

How old are your shoes? How many miles have you ran in them? If you are running 6 miles five times a week, plus the 7-8 mile weekend run, you're putting a lot of miles on the shoes in a hurry. Shoes start to break down between 300 and 500 miles (on average), and the pain you described sounds like what I dealt with at the end of this summer and it ended up being related to my shoes.

Otherwise, the only other comment I have is that personally, I need my carbs to keep my energy for running.
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Thanks for the feedback. The shoes are very new. However, I may still be feeling pain from the damage caused before I replaced them. Hopefully, it will get better with time.
As for carbs, I do eat them, just not grains, pasta, rice, etc. I am mainly getting them from raw veggies and fruits. I have been really surprised at how much energy I have had too. :D
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sore knees usually equals time to go shoe shopping.
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