from you original post "Once I got to mile 15, my knees were real painful and i ended up walking to the finish. After 3 - 4 days, all the soreness and pain were gone. Last week, I ran a half-marathon."
So you never RAN a marathon, you ran 15 and completed a marathon. I echo the last post that talked about recovery... what was your longest run in training? how did you feel after that?
How old are you shoes? they made need replacing. Also the treadmill is much more forgiving a surface then running on the road, especially if that road is concrete. Lots of factors. Cerainly runing a half marathon two weeks after a marathon finish is not the best idea. If you had been a more experienced runner you might have gotten away with it. It takes years for most people to build up the strength to race so close together without falling apart, getting hurt or just being in pain. If you are not in pain when not running there is a good chance that you are not injured. Gve it another two weeks and try a reverse taper. Build your mileage back up slowly, don't just jump into another long distance race. If you still have pain a month from now on short jogs then it's time for a doctor. You may want to start Glucosamine Chondroiton right now, that seemed to help my knees recover faster, no miracle, but every little bit helps.
goos luck, report back, -Rita
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