After a while away from running due to injury I am now about 4 weeks away from running my 1st half marathon in about 3 years. ooops!!
Seriously though, I am struggling a little with my midweek runs. I generally feel very drained after work and could do with some advice on what I should be eating. I had a decent breakfast, bowl of soup and yoghurt for lunch and then 3 Jaffa cakes, a granola bar and a lucozade mid / late PM. I am 15 and half stone at the minute (due to lack of excercise mainly!)
After about 3miles I was drained and had to head home. Whereas at the weekend I did 7miles and could have gone on for ever!
Maybe it was simply because of being at work all day, or maybe delayed effects of my longer run on Sunday??
Approx 1 month ago, I started suffering some stiffness and soreness in my achilles, which I thought must be early signs of tendonitis. As much as I didnt want to, I stopped running for about 3 weeks, and took the usual batch of painkillers etc, and it seemed to clear up quite well (I had a deep burning pain in my achilles which hurt when I touched it, I no longer have this).
What I do now have is a stiff left ankle (same foot as before). Is this possibly the same thing, just in a different area of my foot / ankle region? I assume it cant be achilles tendonitis but could it be a different form of tendonitis?
I am stretching well each day, icing regularly and only running a fraction of what I would like.
Anyone got any advice or comments on this - I am extremely frustrated by all of this - all I want to do is run!!!
After about 18mths out of running with a prolapsed vertebrae, I am finally back. BUT after 3 weeks of training I now have what I fear to be Tendonitis in my left leg. It is a soreness below my calf and above my heel, that comes and goes (usually goes once I am warmed up, but comes back after inactivity / a nights sleep).
I Assume I should initially just ice and anti inflamatories to start with, and then see how it goes? Does anyone have any other suggestions or old wives remedies to help me? am in training for a half in October but I guess that will have to wait. Boooooo!
BTX - I have been to see a physio who referred me to a back specialist at the hospital. I was given the "all clear" in as much as I was told I can start some light training again. He was even happy for me to go to the gym if I wished! That was back in late October. I was basically told that I should manage the injury myself as only I would know when the pain / problem re-occurs. Which sort of makes sense.
In terms of the problem clearing up, I was told that the vertebrae can take around 12 months to heal iteself, depending on the severity of the initial damage (which is why I will take it easy for a while). After that, it could be another year or so on top of that in terms of me suffering with slight pains, etc but I am told no lasting damage will be done (other than in very rare cases) and I should be able to train as normal. We shall see.
PloddingOn - your back injury puts mine in the shade a bit! Well done on your recovery and what you said has certainly made me think. I might even go for a little jog tonight - see where it takes me.