SK - I haven't seen the physio again about the achilles as I know she'll just say to keep doing the stretches (which I am doing). She warned it could be a slow process with the achilles, but there is improvement there. With the knee, I was thinking about going back, but really I think I just need to try and keep active a bit. I'm planning a few easy walk this BH weekend and also I'll be icing it a lot over the weekend as that does seem to help. If it gets no better by next week, I'll book in to see someone.
I do have a question about the achilles. They are much, much better now and I was certainly training and racing when they felt worse than what they currently do. I had originally thought I wouldn't run until they were 100% pain free in the mornings, but is this a realistic goal, or am I just keeping myself out of training for longer than necessary? I am now wondering whether to give a run a try (once the knee has cleared up), but keep focussing on the stretching to see if I can manage it but I don't want to put myself back to square one. Any thoughts? I suppose what I'm wondering is how many of us run without any niggles? I know previously if I had a 100% "no niggle" strategy I would never have got out the door, and I would have DNFd in all my races!
I know it was only a few metres but yesterday I abscent-mindedly jogged up my driveway to get something from the house
I have an achilles injury which I'm resting up (I haven't ran for 5 weeks, apart from a run one week in, which I know I shouldn't have done). Usually I run 40-ish mpw and have been doing that for some time.
In this time while I'm not running I seem to have picked up a knee injury. If I press the knee quite firmly on the inside of the leg, I feel a spasm on the outside. Whilst walking gently I can feel it pull - it kind of feels like I've grazed my knee, but I haven't. Any ideas on this as I've drawn a bit of a blank. Pain-wise it's 2 on a scale of 1-10, so not particularly sore but I don't feel I should run on it (I can't anyway due to the achilles).
I'm doing all I can (stretching, keeping mobile with gentle activity, watching what I eat so I don't balloon too much) but this one seems a bit odd and it's not shifting.
Does anyone happen to know if Boston Marathon is being shown on UK TV or Internet anywhere? I have a mate doing the race, and I'd like to watch it anyway. I've googled but can't find it, as most search results are about what happened last year.
A quick update on my injury. The achilles is slowly getting better, which is good news, but still not runnable. I had a knee injury (from sitting at my desk!) which has gone, but I have another one now in the other knee. It's really weird; if I press the knee quite firmly on the inside of the leg, I feel a spasm on the outside. Whilst walking gently I can feel it pull - it kind of feels like I've grazed my knee, but I haven't. Any ideas on this as I've drawn a bit of a blank.
Is this usual? I.E., having an enforced break from running causes other issues to come to the surface? I suppose going from 40-ish miles per week to zero does strange things to the body?
Weight-wsie I'm just about maintaining where I want to be. It's a struggle though, and I've had to cut back on food A LOT! My %fat has gone up 2% which is a bit disconcerting....
I'm doing all I can (stretching, keep mobile with gentle activity, watching what I eat) but, honestly, it's crossed my mind that I may not run again. I'm sure that's me just being stupid though It's the lack of routine I'm finding the hardest as opposed to missing the actual running, if that makes sense. It's been over 5 weeks since my last "proper" run (although I did do one 4.5 mile run after 1 week, which in hindsight I shouldn't have done).