Running is psychological warfare. Every race i've done, there is a voice in my head, that tells me to quit when its tiring, but you dont. Its hard to get through that wall, and i understand why some people quit, but i just cant do it. I hate myself too much after if i have not done my best.
I find it interesting on here to hear other peoples stories, how people are dealing with their injuries. I did 5 miles today in 35 minutes with no pain, but i did some IT band stretching before and after with some ice packs which helped. Ached a bit, when i sat down later, but my injury is only mild compared to many others on here, but to hear their stories, kind of inspires you, when you do a crap run, in pain, and you realise your not the only one out there.
I have IT Band syndrome at the moment, and am trying to cure it, but for those who have it, feel the hell from it, here is my hell from it..
Its been going on about a month now. It started about two weeks after my marathon (7th April) started getting aches on my outer knee, and it got worse. Aches at rest, if i move. I do a gentle walk, it feels okay, loosens up, do the odd run, it can feel okay, but usually helps if i am warmed up already. If i do long distance it feels like i have been hit by a sledge hammer. I did a run today, case of run walk stretch run walk stretch in that order over 8 miles, with some sprints at the end. You can have moments where you think you are injury free, then it bites back with a vengence. You know you are pretty good at running, you see your times, your races, but now you just feel the pain, and the road back to getting yourself injury free... frustrating is the word, but very common i am sure..
I started having some pains on the outside of my left knee during a long run a few weeks ago. I have rested for 2 weeks and tried a long run again yesterday (my last one before Edinburgh). Again the uncomfortable feeling and then eventually the pain started at around mile 13.
I can feel something moving around the side of my knee when i flex, so i guessed it must be ITB.
Any tips on what I can do to get me through the marathon? Have ordered a foam roller and will ice. Have also booked in a physio appointement. I just really want to be able to get through to the finish.
I had identicle yesterday. Pain in outer left knee, ongoing for a while, feels okay after a few days rest, do short distances is okay, but do more pain is awful, like i have been hit with a sledge hammer. Couldnt even bend my knee hardly. Next day, aches, but can get around...