Hi, when I run I get a sciatic type pain radiating from the top of my but/bottom of my back down the back of both legs. I can't feel it at all when I walk or sit. It eases off after around 1 to 1.5 miles and then I can comfortably go on to finish my run (anything up to 10 miles) with no after effect. It just feels uncomfortable when I start to run - more of a jarring aching sensation than acute pain - worse when running down hill and less when going up hill.
First felt it when I ran on Saturday, and also I cross-trained last night and didn't feel it at all, rested today but took a few jogging steps to test it, and there it was!
I've read up on piriformis type injuries but these seem to be isolated to one side, where as this is completely symmetrical.
Does it have an official certificate? Cannon hill park run recently got an official certificate and it had to extend the course by around 60m to get it, despite thinking they had accurately measured it previously.
Interestingly they still let times/records stand before it was added to, which they shouldn't really.
Good racing prf... you could certanly teach Bradley Wiggins a thing or two about putting in a sustained effort over a prolonged period!
Was looking to see if there was a world record for most races, but couldn't find anything other than some guy who ran 113 marathons in a year, also found this which might be a target somebody wants to go for:
The greatest average mileage run daily is 61.87 km (38.44 miles) and was achieved by Tirtha Kumar Phani (India), from 30 June 2006 to 29 June 2007, in Calcutta, India. Tirtha Kumar Phani of Calcutta, India ran every day, running 22,581.09 km (14,031.15 miles) in total YP - perhaps next year after the 2012 for this!!
I'm currently nursing a bit of a bug at the moment, have felt like something has been lingering for a while (random sore throats being the indicator) and have now come out a bit snotty.. but as its above the neck have kept on keeping on - which probably isn't helping to shift it.
One thing I've certanly noticed during this comeback, and I guess thats where old age is playing its part, is just how long it takes to recover from a hard effort. Following the parkrun CPB, on Sunday, I went out for 10.5 (new long-run high) and my legs were absolutley shot - followed that up with 5 on Monday and with the heat and tired legs only managed 08:17avpm and it was a bit of a slog. Rested today and if my nasal cavities don't get too blocked going to have a run out with the club tonight, which usually involves some hard effort at some point. Membership form and cheque are filled in, so all going well I'll be a paid up club member again for my next race, and can drop the unattached monicar!
Enjoy the weather all, personally I'm missing the mud a little bit!!.