Your Sunday runs seems a tad faster than it should be really you need to be training at 75-82% of your heart rate for long runs to get the best out of your aerobic zone. If you have to run your long run in 2hr's 15 maybe drop it down to 12miles completeing it in the same 2hr 15 time.
Do and interval session if your legs hurt after that you need longer to recover.
Some people say it could be down to the road camber and try to run on as straight flat surfaces as possible but this has only really started after I'd slowly increased my weekly milage from 18 miles to 35 miles a week.
My kness do creak when I stretch....well at least I think it's my knees.
Why haven't Elite athletes embraced this or young up and coming runners as it seems to me that only your average competative runner/triathlete have contemplated using minamalist barefoot running shoes, or do you see a trend towards this style of running becoming more mainstream in the future?
My left knee become's sore after my long run's. I think I put it down to my running arm technique not moving in a pendulum motion from my shoulders I tend to slighly swing the shoulders which only slightly causes me to compensate for this in my legs. Generally my leg movement is fine when I run but I'm convinced it's my arm movement causing the slight imbalance to irritate the knee (the right knee is fine only on my left knee). I've tried correcting this arm motion but after 3/4km I enventaully I fall back into this slight swinging motion. Any advice or thoughts
I think a lot of it is down to the fact my trainning and races were peaking so the donation really upset the rhythm of the body. I can live with getting back on track if it took a week or two but this puts a real dent in any race plans.