Thanks Moof. I was hoping I'd be okay yesterday after a weeks rest but the pain just increased after 2 miles and I could only muster a measily 6 (and had to stop numerous times). Before all this I was running through discomfort which I think has stemmed from two 20mile races in successive weekends (which I raced). Its not looking good...I think after next Sunday I really need to start incorporating some core exercises into my routine.
I'm expecting my first DNF next Sunday but will certainly start the race and strap the knee up, take some nurofen and hope it miraculously comes together. Funnily enough I don't feel any pain at all until I've ran two miles.
Speedy Goth, Lake Annecy Marathon. I'm absolutely gutted, first time I've had Runners Knee, it can only be down to over-use. Has anyone any suggestions in terms of magically recovering in a week? Rest and Ice is my strategy.....
Some good running going on here. Limited posting to me due to injury. I ran yesterday for the first time in a week but still struggling with the horrid beast that is Runners Knee; the pain comes on after 2 miles and gradually worsens. Flying to France next week what is looking increasingly likely to spectate, as opposed to partake in the marathon
Plan is to do nothing until next Sunday, start the race and expect the worse. Boo hoo.
Not posted for a while and seeking your advice. Injury has hit me and I've been to the Physiotherapist. Result - not ITBS which I suspected but all to do with the biomechanics; an inflammed patella which does feel quite spongey. Had some ultrasound and massage tonight (due to tight laterals inc quads). Turns out I have weak glutes, I'm overpronating which is causing tightness and imbalance. Advised to see the Podiatrist but not until after the marathon as it will mess things up. I've been given some exercises which I've forgotten but they are basically to strengthen the glutes. Could anyone advice me of exercises you do? And how often to strengthen the core as this is something I obviously need to address.
Really lacking confidence so close to the marathon, I've been running within myself due to this knee pain and have been avoiding any ascents/descents. Bad times As I've said before, I'm not an experienced runner (2 years) so would appreciate any advice as at the moment, all I'm doing is stretching before runs but realise I need to start putting the graft in and respecting my body.
Well done all. RFJ - you must be completely bonkers! Inspirational stuff though, well done.
Early tapering Ant - which marathon are you training for? I'm sure Dad was very proud of you this morning
As for me, the infamous Spen 20 road race this morning. A very hilly one in West Yorkshire made worse by the cold and wind. Nevertheless, very happy with my time and took a whole 21 minutes off last years time. Hot bath, big fry up, chocolate digestives and a snooze on the sofa watching the rugby.