It was only about 12 but I had the net in both hands at chin height. Had a 5lb 7oz Chub out the river Cherwell neat Banbury last week. In about 2 feet of water. At Clattercote this year I dived over my seat box to grab my second rod being pulled in and snapped a rib. Fishing is lethal. 6 weeks of he'll that was.
Hi . I got progressively worse and looking back cant believe how much pain I tolerated. I ran 15 miles 3 weeks ago preparing for the Oxford half. It was agony at 10 miles and I ran home. Could hardly walk at work then ran with the club on the Tuesday. I like swimming but its such a pain. In Banbury its pay for parking , then £3.90 to swim. Lane swims are a nightmare public swim is a lottery. Running was simply open the front door.
My marathons have done the real damage. I love the long training runs especially when its freezing cold. Managed 5 Londons , Berlin ,Paris , Jersey twice and Loch Ness. Brighton was my best. I did 5 marathons in 3.24. Funny how you can pace it. I had 2 dinners before Brighton. Chicken Noodles then a chilli and rice with loaded jacket potatoes. 3.14 . Work that one out.
Time to move on. Loads of positives. 5 Londons is a priveledge someone else will get a go now. Great memories.
Hi. Yes beefing up the quads. Did all that but please get an xray and an mri. Avoid the physio. The injury will only get worse. I have strong quads but squatting 4x50 reps every 2 days makes no difference. Please speak to your gp and get referred. Once you are in the loop it will get sorted. For me wait for GP 5 weeks first Outpatients triage in Oxford 5 weeks. Referred to Ramsey surgeon in Banbury 10 days. Xray from meeting him 30 minutes. Advice to stop running immediately etc 15 minutes. Mri 3 days later , surgery a week later.
Please dont delay. Please also ignore people who tell you to run then rest when its hurting. You are injured please please stop and get it sorted. Being hard and a hero finished me off.
Back from Amsterdam where I should have run Sunday. Ftm42. My knees never played me up to I was climbing up a steep bank carrying a large Carp and the bank collapsed under my left leg. I basically dropped a foot with a straight leg then stopped dead. This slide hammered my knee. It took six months and two Mris for the blood to clear. A tear was apparent but not awfull. I had this done then being a prat ran the Berlin Marathon a few weeks later. Ran Paris fine then did London this year and this seems to have killed it. Couldnt run or walk down a slope or funny enough turn right. Pivotting on my left foot was agony. Was treated again by Ramsey Health in Banbury who were brilliant. An xray showed my meniscus gap to be at 50% but worse than that my joint had a 10 degree correctable rotation. Correctable as in break the tibia and put a wedge in. Had surgery yesterday. Had a menisectomy. I had an awfull tear apparently which he patched up somehow and he also took my kneecap off and did something.
I wasnt aware I could do this much damage after a simple initial tear. Annoying thing is I am currently extremely fit. Just turned 50 and within two weeks was told any running would mean a total knee replacement.
Your pain from stopping hard on the bike sounds like a torn meniscus. Ironically I can and could cycle totally pain free.
FTM42 I would get your GP to refer you. Then can do a simple manual check to feel for a tear but insist on an xray and mri. They will xray your knee with you crouching and check your meniscus gap. My mri said my meniscus had disintegrated.
I was gutted at having to stop running but every few months I intend to go just a couple of safe soft miles somewhere nice. Entered Ride London and want to do a wild river swim. Take care.
Having left school where I was as fit as a flea I noticed my fitness dropping when I started playing for Lakenheath FC when I was 17 so I started running. I have always run as an adult. Turning 39 I joined Banbury Harriers. Running became a bit more serious. From about 44 I started doing marathons. I had my right ankle restructured 6 years ago. Managed 11 marathons since and its fine. I had a fall fishing however 4 years ago and tore my left meniscus. I have done a few marathons since but following x rays and a diagnosis of arthritis I have been firmly told to stop altogether or I will need a replacement knee inside 5 years. Cycling and swimming have taken over.
Running is brilliant. Look after yourselves. If you get a nasty injury please consider your long term health and be carefull.