yes had trouble before, set of to run and 1.5 miles in stabbing pain in the outside of my knee. it started around feb 2009 and took me 18 months to sort it out. had MRI scans, injections and so much physio, bike fits gait checks etc etc cost so much money, thankfully in westfield so that covered some of it. through in the towel as I was not getting any better. After about 6 months of doing nothing tried running again and have been fine until this point.
I was training for Iron Man 70.3 back then so continued swimming and cycling, as I was convinced that the pain was caused by running. for the last year I have believed that the bike caused the problem. I have been very careful to build up slowly over the last year, so I am hoping that the problem is running a fast mara and a fast HM in 2 weeks and just need a bit of rest. Must admit I am a bit worried at the moment though.
did not feel tat good today got there in plenty of time and had a good warm up. set off at 1:32 pace, but by mile 5 knew that was not going to happen so slowed down to do a sub 1:35 pace. Went ok but was very tired at mile 8. Made a mess of the pace I needed to run to do a sub 1:35 but did not realise until mile 12. Did the last mile in 6:30 but did not quit make it and finished in 1:35:07.
Should be happy really as last time out in Sheff I was 1:44 and beat my PB of 1:38 in the GNR, but for some reason I feel a little deflated.
oh well I will stop moaning now and watch the F1 with a couple of beers