Lower back

hill training

15 messages
05/02/2006 at 18:57
Hello
Ok I am up to 9 miles now and am enjoying a healthy mix of short runs and faster runs but 2 days ago I ran up a big hill 4 times and walked down. I felt absolutely great and ran home 2 miles from the hill feeling very strong. within 2 hrs my lower back is killing, I could hardly walk.

My question is, are the lower back muscles just experiencing the same as say my calf muscles did to start? Will they repair and be stronger? Or is there something untoward deep down? I am a heavy 14.5 st and only 5'8" but am getting stronger in all areas. It is slightly better today and much worse when I have been sitting?

Any thoughts please
05/02/2006 at 20:48
First..check your shoes, do you need more cushioning.It might be the longer runs, not the hills, causing the problem

Next...try lower back exercises in the warm up; sit ups, back arches etc.

Slacken off a bit, 75% effort?

Death is your body's way of telling you to slow down :>}
05/02/2006 at 20:52
Have a look at the Health (grey tab) above

or

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=1794&v=4&sp=
05/02/2006 at 21:27
Cheers, It really is just the muscles just above the bum - ouch!!!!
05/02/2006 at 21:30
do a bit of yoga or summat -maybe a flexibility thing. I had it a lot until I started doing 20 mins of yoga a few days a week.
05/02/2006 at 21:32
Christ , i am so very inflexible (and fat)nthat i can't get anywhere near touching my toes.
05/02/2006 at 21:35
well then! barbara currie's video is very good -plenty of others;O)
05/02/2006 at 21:36
cheers
05/02/2006 at 22:30
HG

I'm all in favour of a bit of "the others" :>}
07/02/2006 at 21:40
lol Ook.

Jeoff,
Really, I reckon Yoga will help you no end. Been a life saver for me. The only real stiffness I have is where it counts:O)
ImRio    pirate
07/02/2006 at 21:54
And where is that Hoose?
07/02/2006 at 21:56
in my drinks RF;O)
07/02/2006 at 22:57
Oh, you are awful, but I like you

D. Emery c. 1972
09/02/2006 at 14:23
Still aching like a b@stard. fine when i walk but I am disabled when i get out of the car and hobble for about 10 minutes before it loosens
09/02/2006 at 14:24
well?

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