Hi I am training for the FLM, and thinking of getting a running machine to help with training. I am a bit nervous of doing long runs on my own as most of the places to run around here are quiet country lanes, as I have to train around my family it is often getting dark when I can get out. I have joined the gym but can only use running machines for max 40 mins. Would I benefit from getting my own machine so I can run whenever I want to? Would being on the machine give me the same benefit as running on the road.?
I have had a niggly knee for a week or so, after a 20 mile bike ride, had a fierce pain on inside of knee, then felt like really bad cramp and my knee tightened up it was like that till the next day. Now after running just 3 miles I get the same pain and tightening. Is this something I should be worrying about. I have half marathon in 2 weeks time, can't get appointment with GP till next week. Any advice.
Tracey G - I am now following the beginners schedule from Hal Higdon, I decided that although I have done some 10k's I would start from scratch with this schedule and stick to it to the letter. So far it seems ok.
Next week might be a challenge when I am on holiday, do I lay on the beach or go for a run. What a choice.