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I am down to one option: relearn how to walk.

Over the last 4 months I have been training for the Cultus lake triathlon. I have had injuries in the past so I decided on a nice slow 20 week training schedule.

All was doing well until on one run at about the 6 km mark I started getting knee pain. I decided to walk the rest of the way to prevent it from getting worse. After visiting the doctor I was told to stop running long distances. As this would prevent me from my goals of running various triathlons I was discouraged.

Over the past 5 years I have constantly hurt myself while running and I have tried many combinations of shoes and orthotics to fix it. Over time what feels best is always going with something simpler and more basic.

So I have come to one last thing to try for running. I am going to relearn how to walk. With the research out on barefoot running, I am going to make the transition to barefoot walking and then running. I am going to take it slow doing 6 weeks of learning to walk barefoot and then 12 weeks relearning to run.

My goal is in a year I will be able to finally break my personal best with no pain, a 17km rum.