I ran the Bath Half Marathon (my first) last Sunday. All went well, no major muscle soreness after BUT my knees & hips were really stiff for the last mile - like they wanted to seize up. By the next morning my hips were pretty good but my knees would hardly bend! Very painful in the joints! It has worn off over the last couple of days and I tried a light jog today(4 days since race)and only managed 10mins as my left knee was quite painful.
I had a menisectomy on that knee a few years back but all my joint pain had gone since I started running a year ago.
Is this stiffness common after a long race or do I have a problem? I would love to do another half marathon later in the year as I really enjoyed the distance but I'm concerned about my knees.
Thanks for the feedback Mathschick. Physio diagnosed PF but I dont get any pain in my heel or my toes and it isnt worse first thing in the morning.
I've been running for around 18 months, gradually building up my distance and speed (did 1st 10k race at beginning of Oct) I've always been careful to warm up before and stretch after, I dont increase distance or speed more than 10% in a week, I run 4 days a week and rest for 3 and yet she says its an overuse injury?!?
Have lost confidence in physios for the time being and as I have no one to recommend one locally at the moment I'll try the "Beat Plantar Pain" exercises and see how I get on.
I have plantar pain but in middle of foot and near ball of foot. Was a mild niggle, mostly noticable after 2-3km or when using clutch pedal in car in heavy traffic. I went to see a sports physio who deep massaged under my foot 2 weeks ago and my foot has been 10 times worse ever since!
Anyone have any suggestions? I have heard about the night splint. Can anyone tell me what position my foot should be in to splint?
I am booked on to my 1st half marathon (Bath Half) in March and cant train at all. My training schedule and fitness is disappearing before my eyes. Have been cross training but its not the same.