Thanks for the concern but I'm sure it's psychosomatic. I've had times in the past when I have had soreness that lead to me resting more and slowing things down. The probelm was always that I slowed down so much at I stopped for many years. I'm taking things slowly and looking out for myself.
Throbbing as I typed was highlighting the psychosomatic side. Once I'd finished writing about it and got back to work it was fine again.
At the moment I'm 'run 1min/walk 1min' or 'run 2min/walk 2min' for 20 to 30 min 3 times week just to get myself going again and yes I do some stretching afterwards.
I can only describe it as a very general ache. But it doesn't seem to be linked to me physically running. I would not have any aching at all for over 6 months and then I'd only have to start thinking about doing some running again and it would be aching within a few hours. It doesn't seem to be linked to the amounts of walking, running or excercise that I'm doing. Just down to what I'm thinking about doing.
Getting past that point of being scared and getting back out there running actually seems to be helping.
Thinking back on it I must have first started running back in 2001 when Mrs BothXP wanted to train for the local Race for life. Since then I’ve had numerous periods of running normally split by periods of change in my life that just seemed to get in the way. I’ve done a number of 5km, 10km & half marathons (1:33:08 was my best half marathon time) but then I hit a problem. I started getting pain in my left leg and knee. Now I saw a doctor at the local surgery that dealt with sports injuries and a specialist sports physio who was very well known in the area, both agreed that there wasn’t anything wrong with my knee and that I’d just got a muscle imbalance in my leg. That should have been the end of it but it played on my mind and I stopped.
Since then I’ve tried to get back into running again twice, both times I just ended up worrying about my knee and never really got back into it. It’s in my head so much that I only had to start thinking again about starting running and my knee would be aching all on it’s own within a few days.
But a friend at work has never given up on me, he’s always telling me about the up and coming events that I could do and local training groups. I’ve spent that last couple of years making excuses to him but then 2 weeks ago he started offering to run the local half marathon (in 7 weeks time) with me, not caring about times, just him getting me round the course. I turned him down as I’m wasn’t running at all so 7 weeks is nowhere near enough time to get ready but it did get me thinking and of course my knee started to ache.
So I’ve started heading out again. 3 walk/runs last week and one last night. I know that my knee isn’t really a problem and that running isn’t making it bad, I just need to keep that thought clear in my mind. My ankles are starting to ache a bit, so I’ve just got to build up very slowly and let my system start to adapt.
I can feel my knee starting to ache as I type this
I got to the page about rejections (then lost connection). But is was asking for number of times accepted through the ballot since (and including) 2005 and then how many times rejected in the same period.
It also provided a link for people who have 5 rejections since (and including) 2005.