Thanks everyone for your comments. I guess I know deep down that time is the answer. So I am doing my best to be patient. Things have improved a bit already but from now on "Time is my friend" will replace "Hills are my friends" as my number one mantra, neither feel to friendly but the results are hopefully eveidence enough!
Help where has my pace gone? And how do I get it back? I was comfortably running a 9 minute mile marathon in April since then i have been suufering with a painful knee. Been cross training and now have a great core programme in place, knee is better but during my 10 mile run this morning I couldn't get past 10.5 min mile and even that didn't feel too comfortable! Any tips, advice much appreciated. Time is against me!
Hi Tom, no back pain, no numbness, as I said it is hard to pinpoint, it could be around the groin area and maybe around the knee. I dont suffer from knee problems but I do have weak hips or so I am told! It comes and goes and even when I have my legs up it aches although this does help a little. I think going down hill it feels a bit worse. i think i might get it checked by the doctor as I am taking drugs which can affect bone health and I have scared myself by putting by symptoms on a running injury site and it is suggesting osteoarthritis! Yikes
I all I wondered if any of you had any advice for me. I have been suffering on and off with a dull pain in my left leg. Its hard to describe it it kind of an all over aching but its not muscular. I have recently completed a marathon (End of April) with I trained for and thinking back on the odd day I felt it during training. Its also there when I am resting, just a kind of nagging nondescript pain. Any idea what this could be? I have no obvious imbalances (saw the physio before I started marathon training) Ive got the right kit, shoes etc, i get a regualr sports massage. It's weird! Help, I want to keep running!!!
I am currently in training for my 1st marathon, Milton Keynes on Sunday. I have trained hard and feel ready and am hoping i can get under 4 hours. 2 weeks after this I am taking part in a walk/run from London to Brighton on the weekend og may 12th and 13th. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how best to recover from the marathon and prepare in such a short space of time?