I hope you have a quick recovery, Bill. There's lots of runners in our fellowship too. I know one who is quite famous too; a really big name in this persons area of running. I couldn't believe they were an alcoholic - seriously - considering how much of a top level runner this person is. Obviously I can't say who.
I'm meeting up with a few alkie runners at the weekend too for a 12 mile run through the mud and hills, followed by cake at a local coffee shop.
Can I ask which part of the country you come from and is your name really Bill W? Mine's not EDI; I'm Tosh!
Hi Bill, it's often difficult, especially with people fairly new to running (not that I'm any expert) to try and pin point what the actual cause is.
Maybe your running shoes are fine and it's your form? Or maybe you did too much too soon?
I'd ice it twice a day, if I could, take some Ibruprofen, and lay off the running till it's better. Maybe a sports massage could help too? If you contact your local running club, by e-mail would be fine, I'm sure they could recommend someone that they use.
Can I ask if you were following any beginner's program? If not, then a couch to 5k program is recommended. It'll help you not to overdo it.
New running shoes shouldn't need any breaking in; they should be good to go straight from the box.
I'm not a fan of over-engineered stability shoes; I think this whole area is mostly a con promulgated by running shoe companies who want us to spend a wadge of money on this stuff. I also think they can cause injuries, rather than prevent them. I believe that there's no independent evidence to show that 'gait analysed' running shoes prevent injury.
What I do think is important is a half-decent running form. If you check out some youtubes of 'natural running' or 'Alexander technique' or 'chi running' or 'barefoot running' (they're all very similar); it'll give you an idea of what I'm on about.
I just buy cheap neutral running shoes; I like them comfortable, but very basic. I did most of my mileage for an off-road marathon in a £20 pair from Start Fitness, and I'm currently doing about 35 miles a week in a £15 pair from the same place. My body is feeling pretty good; no niggles; and pain free.
Ouch to Mrs Easy's knee. What's the expected recovery time for that EDI?
I hope, for my own sanity and sobriety, that it's quick!
It's tough to judge a recovery time, different people heal at different rates. She's resigned to the fact that it will not be quick; though she did go out and run a slow five miles on it this afternoon. She said when she started it felt okay, but then the pain came and went, and that overall it's feeling better than last week.
So hopefully not to long! You know she even accused me of being happy that's she's injured because my running is going so well; she's worried that I may actually start beating her at races. She's mental at the moment.