Hi everyone I've only just noticed this thread. Popped back on here for some injury advice.
Can I join your support group?
ive had some issues with depression for a while now. Excaerbated by PND a couple of years ago but I am still struggling. I take velafaxine but have been on fluoxetine and citalopram prior to this. I've also done a course of counselling as I have a general anxiety disorder.
im struggling at the moment as I tore my calf 4w ago and can't run presently. It has been horrendous not running.
Anyway - a question for you all:
If you can't run and you see someone else running, is it 'normal' to feel extreme rage towards them?! Or is that just me? Saw a runner this evening and now feel incredibly peed off
I pinged my left calf 4w ago and have not been allowed to run until this week. I have been advised 15mins twice this week, 20mins twice next week, 2x 30mins the week after and if that's ok then i can just get on with it. So you can see its been a slower recovery than yours. My physio has said to call him if anything feels 'odd'. I would suggest calling your physio? What was his suggestion regards running again? This is the 1st time I've injured this calf but I pinged my right calf on several occasions because i didn't rest or get treatment when it was sore/tight. I'm not very good at resting but this last break has hit me hard and I would advise taking things very steady for a few weeks as if it goes again you'll have to start the whole process again.
crazy diamond - sorry think my earlier response overlapped you then.
Yes, my shoes are good - I've had gait analysis etc. My knee issues are ITB problems which were probably due to the long runs when marathon training earlier in the year. But, I've never thought to change my style for running up hills so that is great advice as I will definitely think more about that now.
My marathon was slow, I've really been hoping to get quicker but seem to be going backwards
Thank you for your replies. Another hill - I live in Cleobury Mortimer which is just off the Worcs border. Most of my runs are towards Bridgnorth but I did tackle Clee Hill just once and was sick afterwards I'm training for the Notts Half at end of Sept. I did VLM this year but my training was wrecked by ITB problems - not helped by the hills I suspect!
I must admit I hadn't really considered driving anywhere to run but this could be an option, Id have to do some research as I can't think of anywhere flattish locally. I am also reassured that walking up the hill is not the end of the world. I guess I'm scared of slowing down/walking - I feel so slow anyway!
We moved here from Nottingham so it's all a bit of a shock after the flat of the east midlands!