HAB-I can empathise with you having had the same problem in both knees after doing VLM and Berlin marathons in 2009 and the VLM again in 2010-just too much running.It took me 18 months to recover and basically I reduced my running to virtually nothing for a month or so .This seemed to stop the inflamation but I was then left with scar tissue .This was painful and I had a treatment involving needls being inserted into the tendons to create fresh bleeding and new tissue which was not scarred. Even after this the knees were painful and I ran very little .I continued to exercise by doing triathlons and bearing the pain for the short runs.Cycling was always in an easy gear and high cadence ,swimming involved avoiding kicking off the sides of the pool. I found squats helped and was aware when doing this of the knees cracking which was probably the scar tissue cracking.Slowly but surely it passed and touch wood Ive been ok since but I have kept up my swimming and spinning .I think the latter helped rebalance my muscles . I have had achilles trouble since so it hasnt been plain sailing.When returning be careful not to return to previous mieage and speeds too soon as the legs joints tendons ligaments etc all need reconditioning.
Nell-thanks-think the achilles is ok....just feeling the effects of the effort on Sunday.Crazy wind today.This marathon will be remembered for the wind.Another good 6 in the bag for you
O4S-from ultras/trecking to intervals...the rich variety of your exercise/life....and I've not even mentioned the bike. Will you be wearing your club vest at London?
AA-very pleased to see the drugs have worked..roll on Boston.I read that they have put green sand over the land at the athletes village to melt the snow and allow it to dry out so you wont be waiting in a boggy marsh. You will get there early so dont forget to take somehing insulated to sit on.I havent done any intervals this campaign
Chick-well done completing your mad March and great mileage.Anyone would think you have a marathon in 4 weeks.Sure you havent kept one secret?You deserve a rest-I had 5 days rest this month.
Massage first thing today-an hour wasnt long enough for all my aches and pains top be attacked but even so I came out feeling well and truly battered.Hopefully the effects of Sunday will wear off over the next few days
Only swam yesterday so an easy 10and a bit miles at about 8mm this lunch time.That ends this month for me with 251 miles and some swims and spinning.About 40miles or so less than March for the last 2 years but as both resulted in injury for me Im not too concerned. Only thing is my hamstring is very tight and Im now sitting on a tennis ball.Any suggestions how to sort it out?
SP13 -I had a pretty similar experience in October and am fine and looking forward to running the London Marathon. I was fully checked out .A GP friend of mine advised that it was particularly important to have a brain MRI scan to rule out anything serious (my Neurolgist said all was fine)and I also had a 24 hour ECG carried out and reviewed by a Cardiologist which apart from showing my heart rate going quite low whilst asleep, was pretty much ok.After all that I ramped up my training. Ultimately it all confirmed what my treating GP diagnosed at the outset-situational syncope caused the faint. Fortunately I had BUPA for some of the tests but even so the process took about 10 weeks. Better to be safe than sorry as was brought home to me last week after attending my best friends funeral-56 years old! Had he had a thorough check up his treatable heart problem would have been spotted.
Carrot-that was a bit of an under the radar report of a sub 20 5k ,well done.I assume the LR went to plan?Yes very pleased with my HM more because Im becoming more consistent.That was my 5th sub 90 HM and it should really have been 6th but I had to do a loo stop in last years Liverpool Rock And Roll HM.I've got 2 more LRs to goas will most here I guess
Barry-great running yesterday even inspite of the elements.Cotton wool out yet?Only a few days to your tri.Wish I was doing one too.I didnt feel cold at all yesterday until the moment I stopped running then exposure kicked in
O4S-it was Liverpool HM-my slowest split was running up Parliament Hill past the Anglican Cathedral...you must give me some tips on hill running.Lucky old BA...you are all heart
Bro-a real character building 20 yesterday for you. What will the weather conditions be for Comrades?Hope its not too hot as you seem well adapted to the cold.Cant beat eye balls out 10k running...nowhere to hide.Enjoy your Easter masochistic race schedule
Chick-Extreme exercise classes can be a real injury risk for us runners-lots of aerobic fitness make us feel able to do anything but generally we are without the flexibility and range of movements needed. My body aches today which suggests I pushed it a bit yesterday.I am sure you'll finish March madness in style....how will you reward yourself?An Autumn marathon?
Free-That strong finish yesterday says it all about how ready you are for VLM.What pace are you thinking of for 26th?
My achilles is grumbling a bit so Im glad I have a massage booked for tomorrow.Swam 2.1k this lunchtime.