Over the course of 5 days (3 days running) I built up 30 miles. A little more than normal. The cherry on top was my 4th of July 10k. After about 2 miles my knee felt like it was on fire, but I trianed too hard to give up. Which was a really stupid way to think. I fell away from the lead pack and finished 44:10. I walked home a bit upset at my time.
Anyways, after doing my online research, i found out the issue is Chondromalacia. How long did it take you to get over it? Did you just rest the knee? Did you exercise? I would like to keep exercising, but I hate workingout on elipticals and stationary bikes. I've been swimming, but it just doesnt feel the same. I will start stretching today since i was able to download some stretches good for the knee (hip, quad, hammy stretches), but would like to know what else is there? I would like to be better ASAP, since I will have to start at 0 and I have a half/maybe full marathon in November.