Steve - Ah based on what you said it probably is not ITBS which would be a relief. I took the advice not to run and took today off. I have stretched twice and used the foam roller today and will do so again before bed. The leg is definitely feeling a bit more free thanks to the stretch. I am sure there is some connection with what is going on just below my knee and the slight soreness on the side of my butt cheek / hip. The session is booked with the sports massage lady and i may also go to see a sports physio i have been recommended too.
My pain occurs when i have NOT been using my leg rather than when i HAVE been using it - i.e. when i have been sitting down rather than when i have been walking on it.
Khanivore - I don't know her so I can't possibly comment. Personally I wouldn't judge by a website I would want personal recommendations and would be consulting a physio or sports therapist for an injury.
S3200H - I've had ITBS and my pain would only come on after 5 or even 10 miles.
Khanivore - please don't worry but I think you probably have a couple of injuries there.
Slowkoala -yes, I have a pair of Ghost which I like very much, nice and light and a good fit, I'm probably going to buy another pair soon. They have some on M and M Direct, I'm price watching at the moment
Fabulous run today, lovely and mild, about +8, didn't mind the torrential rain, anything is better than that cold and ice
After the amount of sprouts i ate last night any running done today would be jet propelled
Shades, I booked a physio session for Monday with a physio recommended by the chairman of my cycling club. I checked with her about the sports massage I have booked for Tuesday and the physio told me the masseur is good. That put my mind at rest.
None of this is cheap. I'll just put it down to the learning process and I hope I don't have to keep going back in the long term.
It is really REALLY frustrating not going out for a run. I hate it I thought my leg was better but after sitting at my desk for 30 mins I could hardly stand up again. Once I am up and moving about it gets looser, but still sore. Sitting really seems to stiffen it up.
I have only been running since May. I have tried to ramp up very slowly though. I started with run walk and then followed Shades plan to build up to the mileage I am at right now. I guess it was to be expected. I just hope I can get through it and then become injury free. I guess it is better this happens 18 weeks out from the Marathon rather than 2 weeks out
Keith - must have been a Xmas dinner, can't see you cooking the sprouts
Khanivore - being on the injury bench is truly awful, we all been there. Just use the time this weekend to do some chores that you may have sidelined for your running and await the physio's diagnosis. You've continued to run with an injury which has probably given you another niggle, but nothing that can't be sorted out.
Take your running shoes to the physio with you just in case they need to check them. It's possible that you may need to change your shoes (or type of) as I doubt you run in the same way you did when you originally bought them.
I know these treatments aren't cheap but you can get physio on NHS, however the waiting list can vary depending on your GP's resources. Best physio I've ever seen was an NHS one after an injury that other physio's couldn't diagnose.
Thanks shades. I will rest up. I mostly feel bad because now i hve to eat less too lol.
So your plan is to replace something I love to do, running, with somethign I hate to do, chores. Why didn't I think of that?
Shades - er i have sprouts in the freezer in amongst the various frozen veggies
Khanivore - but you'll feel good having got those chores out of the way. Bad news on the food though
Keith - and have those sprouts been in your freezer for years?
I love veg but hate sprouts
Very mild this morning for my run, roads were lovely and quiet. Nearly half way through the streak, day 15 am feeling a little jaded.
Good luck to VR and Emmy today at MK
Shades - er more like a few weeks only, there is usally some sort of veggies in their. just veggies dont exactly go with curry or bolognese that well.
I've just started training for my first marathon with this plan and as I'm pushed for time, the three runs a week is good.
As it's my first marathon, this question is likely to sound very stupid, but does running slower than marathon pace help on race day? I'm just after a bit of reassurace that it does or is it the tempo runs that make the marathon pace possible on the day?
I'm not a happy bunny . Heel still ached a bit after a run on Tuesday, so I looked up PF on the internet but reading about all those bones and stringy things made me feel woozy and faint . Decided to do some of the stretching and strengthening exercises for PF, but by Thursday evening it had made it worse! Now my whole foot ached - arch, heel, ankle and even right up my leg. Did nothing on Friday and today and it seems to have gone back to what it was almost at the beginning . Think I might try to get a doc's appointment (possibly by New Year knowing our docs). Had to pull out of Sunday Enigma . Seems like quite a few peeps have niggles of one kind or another.
Keith - if you chop the veg up it's great added to curry, but I would probably leave the bolognese as it is
Slowkoala - wow that's brilliant, 15 secs faster is an amazing PB - I bet you have some of the guys in your club fighting to beat you. And S3200H is right, you may want to think about changing your name!
sleaver - it's not a stupid question at all and you are right to query the method. Running slower than marathon pace conditions your aerobic system and builds your endurance, strengthening your bones, muscles, ligaments etc for the increasing workload. The tempo runs are only there to stretch the legs out and to give the runner a change of pace. I do recommend that during your training that you race once a month, it doesn't matter if it's a 5km or a 10 miler. Racing is the best speed work of all and the more race experience you have before your marathon the better. These races will show you that you are getting faster despite not doing any training at race pace.
mowzer - oh dear, that doesn't sound good. Can you get to a physio sooner? Your running club may have an agreement for discounted rates at a local physio. Or your GP may allow you to make an appointment direct with NHS physio saving a bit of waiting time, you might get a cancellation at this time of year.
Pulls up injury bench , Khanivore, mowzer and I believe Emmy may have picked up an injury yesterday too
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