Trying to recover from a weekend in London with 2 long days sat in the car on the M6, and no running onvce I got there. Missed a 15mile LSR,- so now, over the next 4 days, I'm trying t oget the folloeing in: 15 mile LSR ( done today- managed 13 miles on trail- took me 2 hrs 40 mins- including threatening cows with junoir en route- I wimped out, and headed up a steep hill instead!)
Still to do: 11miles MLR ( I'll do this in km, as I'm reducing all midweek runs to km, rather than miles),
16 w 10 @ MP.........................................arghh. I'm knackered after today's effort, so this is quite ambitious to tackle thi sweekend.............I'm sire its good trainig,even if I don't finish
Probably best to wait until he has had a look, and knows, rather than has a theory, what is going on.
If he then says you should stop running, I would try to get his opinion on what will happen if you continue- ie, will your symptoms continue (in which case it's up to you whether they are tolerable, as long as you aren't doing any damage), or does he think you might be doing irreprable harm.
If he can't answer, or if you don't like what he has to say, you can always get a second opinion. Of course, he might be right, but at least if you hear this from more than 1 specialist, you might be more able to accept it.
Is your consultant a specific knee specialist? Is he interested/ experienced in the management of sport- related problems? - Not everyonr necessarily is.
Arm warmers are brilliant- you can start with them pulled over your arms, and roll them off when you warm up, a buff or 2 to act as warmers for your head and neck are also easy to discard once you get going. Gloves and hat are useful.
If you wear specs, the rain is a real pain in the arse- I wear contacts in really bad weatherm but used to use a peaked running visor before I got them -still get wet glasses lenses/ steamed up.
So- survived my weekend with the family- 4 pre-school kids all having an exciting weekend, and making therelavant amount of noise- my OH and I are a bit shell- shocked, and enjoyin g a return to our usual peace and quiet.
Managed a GA+strides tonight, will do a recovery run tomorow, and then see how I feel about the MLR + 2x LSR that I ought to tr yto squeeze into the remainder of the week, along with a day/ night on call at work.
I think back- to back LSR's should be OK, as they are not all that long ( the longest is supposed to be 16 miles), and are supposed to be good trainig for ultra running, so might give it a go. We'll see.