Hi Gen it all depends on how much bone pain there was and if there was a stress reaction starting in the tibia. If so then it needs the full rest and a more gentle start back into running. Is there any pain in the bone now to press it? You will have maintained your CV fitness but need to allow the leg to get back into it gently. If it was a stress reaction then i normally advise a 6 week buld up back into full training. Start at 10 mins then increase by 2/day till 20. Stay at 20 for a week then same to 30 where you can start adding some temp and interval work. It's amazing how fit you can get doing this and you'll soon be back to those 10ks. You need to ask your physio where the damage was and they can give you a more specific plan.
VLM - 5 weeks to go - first marathon ever (usually do 1/2's) and my training has been very good since Christmas and injury free. However, last Friday evening, my usual 5mile pace run (usually 8m10/15s) turned nasty! After 4 miles, my right knee gave way, pain on the rear, left hand side (as I look down) and I've got a bit of a limp.
I have had a week off, did RICE on Fri eve & most of Sat/Sun and subsequently missed the Silverstone 1/2 on Sunday In all honesty, confidence has taken a bit of a blow and I'm worried for VLM, as I'm not sure I'll get the distance in (don't think 15 miles is manageable on Sunday morning).
Any advice greatly received - thanks very much.
Hi Dave, it's always difficult when something like this happens. Is there pain when you stretch the knee? Is there pain to squat and take your body side to side? Does the knee ache and is it swollen? Has it given way again? may be worth going to your GP initially to check there isn't a meniscal problem pinching inside the knee. Let me know your answers to the above if you get chance. sarah