Bains: Good to get an idea of some sessions thanks. Throwing in some core work whilst I'm at the gym would be beneficial too I'm sure, something I'm more likely to force myself to do when I'm at the gym.
Lev: I was told elsewhere that you were the king of ross training! Would be great to here more about it if you're happy to put those thoughts together. In the meantime I've followed you on strava to get an idea of what you do. Certainly very encouraging to read the times you have run off 3 days a week.
Scott: sounds like you've been a lot more patient than I have, no doubt part of the problem. Good spot on the hip drop & your not being rude! It is something that's been identified & that I'm working on, again it's time & patience.
CD: that's what I thought, cycling won't be ideal but if I can keep the key running sessions then I should be pretty close, if the trade off is that or a cycle of injury then it's certainly worth a go.
I've not cycled much & don't own a bike, so it will be an excercise bike at gym to get started, if this works though then I'll certainly look to get myself a bike, the gym is dull!
Hi all! Not popped in here for some time & I'm going to do that very rude thing of coming back to ask for some advice, so first off I do apologise.
Basically 2015 has been an injury nightmare. To recap I started struggling with knee tendonitis back in October of last year & then broke down in February as a result of compensatory injuries, the result of that was 3 months out completely & then slowly building back up with illness related set backs.
It took until September to really get going again & when I did the knee issues returned, despite seeing more physios & a pretty highly recommended one at a elite attached facility I can't shift the problem. Whenever I get back to around 60 miles & 6 days a week the problem returns.
So at this point I have two options, bin running again for several months & back into full rehab (not keen) or try a different approach. That approach being to replace all recovery runs with cross training & maintain key running sessions in the hope the reduced mileage might help. I'm still hoping to make the champs start at London as I missed out this year & would usually follow p&d, I tend to keep a similar structure to my training outside of marathons anyway so this would probably involve 4 days of running & 3 days in the gym.
Now I haven't done much excercise other than running for a few years so I have no real idea what I should do. I read p&d, the advice given is if cycling replace a 30 minute recovery run with a 45 minute cycle, I don't own a bike (may purchase one if this plan works) so I'll be joining a gym & it will be the excercise bike with the hrm on to keep that at a similar level to recovery runs.
As I said running has been my only real excercise for a few years now so any advice on cross training sessions would be much appreciated, along with any thoughts on if this new approach & if I should consider adapting it?
Many thanks & I promise to stick around. Running has just been so frustrating this year that I haven't wanted to talk about it.
Late check in to wish everyone well for tomorrow. Apologies for staying away from these pages but I'm still injured & find it easier not to think about it! Had booked to be away this weekend but a late cancellation occurred & have decided to head into town tomorrow to cheer you all on. Hopefully I'll be listening to many tales of glory in the red lion after.
Popped back in here for the first time in a few weeks & sorry to hear that others have also been hit by the injury bug.
CC2 - Sorry to here you have had to pull out, it's so frustrating after a lot of training.
Ryan- Hope you are still able to make it off the bench, knee pain is tricky though. I ran through mine for a few months but eventually it's got me.
Selbs - fingers crossed you can still make it to the start line in some sort of shape
Had been unable to run for about 10 days since the latest flare up of knee trouble which was also still an issue in my hip, went to New York for a long weekend for Mrs No7's significant birthday & was struggling badly with the hip from the flight. Upon return I decided to finally face up to it & get myself along to the fizz, he confirmed what I already knew, hip & knee problems related & no running any time soon. Looking at a minimum of another 4 weeks on the bench, though I do have permission to crack on with as much cross training as I can handle.
Haven't had a monster read back so I hope the rest of you are all going well & i'll try to keep popping in to read tales of glory to lift the spirits.