My sister has one of those rebounders which I might borrow when the time is right.
100 miles plus tho to nothing must be awful...and to have to start back on run/walking...so frustrating.
Yes I have a tender spot on the bone - it hurts to press and there's a bump...also this is the exact spot that hurts when i run. Although having laid off it for three weeks or so I am noticiing the bump is reducing and the pain is also, in fact I hardly have any when I press it now...but I will rest up for a while longer.
Thanks again for your great advice, and good luck to you getting back to it!
Thanks for replying...I have been on holiday hence lateness...
I have been resting now for two weeks and this morning went to the gym, thinking i'd have a go on the treadmill to see if I work (!), but lo and behold the minute I upped the speed, the pain began in my shin, in the same spot, the pain occurring with every footstrike.
I haven't been to the doctors or a physio, as I felt there was little point going on the advice regarding xrays above and what I have read so far...so that's it - it looks like I am to rest for another 8 weeks ish....then start again.. Gutted as it feels like I will have to start from scratch again after I did so well in my race. Oh well...
I did my first half in May and loved every second of the training and the race...but since doing it every time I run now I have pain with every foot strike on the inside of my left shin....then for two or three nights following a run I can't sleep becuase it throbs...last night I had to get up and take ibuprofen at 3am and sit on the settee with it raised up. At the site of the pain, there is a bump.
I have scoured this site and the internet and it appears to be a stress fracture...it ties in with all my symptoms...so now I'm gutted...
I am still suffering two weeks after my first half. I have been for two runs in the last week, in an attempt to get back into the swing of things, and both times, my legs have really really ached afterwards. They ache and throb while i'm sitting down, and are stiff and painful when walking up stairs etc.
This morning I went on a spa day, and we went for a bike ride for 30 mins, followed by a bit of cross training in the gym, but then when i got on the treadmill to do a short blast, i could only manage 10 mins before i had to stop. All day after my legs have this dead/crampy/achy feel...i can only describe it as like having poison coursing thru my veins!
I can't wait to get stuck into a base training schedule, that i have worked out for myself, in prep for another half in the autumn, but i can't shake this leg problem!
I have just bought new trainers, and the last two runs have been in these, so I suppose it could be wearing them in?
Does anybody have any suggestions or tips on how to get better?
Well done you! That's a fantastic time! You must have been really fit to start with!
I need to know that too - I want to do one in October, and don't know what level to contiue with until it's time for my schedule to start again...
I went for a run yesterday, and only set out to do my comfortable 3 mile run, and I had my new trainers on, so was feeling really springy and ready for the run. I tried to go faster than previously I had in my training, and I managed to get my pace down one whole minute per mile faster.
Came back feeling really pleased with myslef, although shattered, and was not able to walk all day since! Legs have turned to wood! Still aching like mad today!
Too much too soon prob!
I need structure otherwise other things will get in the way..I need a time table.