I know, another knee topic, but this doesn't match previous posts I read. I'm new to triathlon training but have a lot of experience running in the past. About 2 weeks back, I lifted on my legs and proceeded to do an easy 6 mile run the next day. The following day, I noticed a soreness about 2 inches below my right kneecap, almost like a bruise. I did some light biking and running with regular swim workouts the next week but the pain still was there. Also, my left knee started to feel slight discomfort at this point. I've just been in the pool this week with about the same results. No pain during activity, but there is a stiffness and I can notice discomfort afterwards and knees are now cracking a lot. Any thoughts about proceeding. Could this be from straining while doing lunges or overtraining???? Thanks for any thoughts.