I went to the physio yesterday to see what they thought I should do now. They asked me to do a few things like hopping on my heal, then doing calf raises, and a few other things. All of that was fine so she said that I could return to running, but to be very gradual.
I think rather than start running straight away, I will just go walking for an hour or so each day for a week and see how i get on.
Hi, apologies for starting another thread on the the subject but i've been having problems with my lower left leg and I'm sure what is going on with it!!
I was experiencing pain on the inside of my leg, about a couple of inches above the ankle. I presumed that it was shin splints so stopped for a few weeks. (this was after GNR). Since then I have been on and off wth my running as a few weeks after the GNR i did a hilly 6 miler. It killed me. My left was pretty sore and took a week or so for the pain to ease off.
I decided to rest after that and have just been concentrating on using the bike + cross trainer. About 3 / 4 weeks ago i started running on the treadmill, but again I got the pain in the same area.
I went to a physio who said that it was because my calves were very tight, and this was the reason. He massaged my legs and said to try running faster, rather than plodding along. I tried that, and 1 mile into my run i was in agony and had to stop.
A different physio I went to see has said that they think I have a tbial stress fracture, therefore no running for 8 weeks.
That was 2 weeks ago, and an xray i've had done has come back with nothing on. From what I have read, people who have stress fractures normally find it painful to walk, go up/downstairs, jump around etc. I haven't felt pain doing any of that, it's only if you press on the bone that it feels a bit tender (a bit like when you press a bruise).
I just wish I knew what it was, and what the damage is! My doc has said I can start running again as long as I go real easy, but i'm not so sure.
I was recently told by a physio that I had a very tight calf muscle and that was the reason for me getting shin splints in my left leg. I was just wondering if anyone knew how long this usually takes to sort out with physio etc? I appreciate everyone is different etc.
I am just eager to get back out and about, but at the moment I always seem to go too far or try to go out too soon!
I started running back in april (could barely manage to run 1.5 miles) after giving up the cancer sticks. I ran in the Great North 10k in July so then signed up to do the 5k on the saturday before the GNR. In training I had only ever ran more than 7 miles twice as I did not expect to be running the GNR this year however on wednesday I was offered a place in this years race so decided to give it a go and see what it was like!
I got to half way ok but then it all started to get very hard going! I had to walk on a few occasions as my legs were in agony, I have never experienced anything like it before!! Even going into the last mile I was completely drained, my legs refused to work despite the crowds willing me on!
When I first told friends and family that I was going to run it they all said that I couldn't do it, I wasn't ready for it etc. It wasn't the best support in the world but it just made me want to prove them all wrong!
Before the event I said to myself that just finishing the race would be an achievement and it was really just to get an idea of the course for the future etc, but anything under 2:30 would be nice.
I eventually came through in 2:24 feeling extremely emotional! I did it!! I proved them all wrong!!!
I had to text family to tell them I had finished, if i had rang them I would just started crying my eyes out in front of thousands of people!
Decided to venture out this afternoon for a 10k easy run to see what sort of readings my HR monitor would put out! Instead of trying to keep my MR at a certain level I just took it easy and monitored the results.
For the first 3-4 miles my HR was sitting at about 80%, and I felt great, wasn't out of breath etc. For the last couple of miles it crept up to 90% (possibly because i was going slightly uphill and I got a bit excited at the fact that I felt so good!).
I even had energy for a sprint at the end to see how high I could get my ticker pounding!
I was tempted to really push but due to the heat I gave it a miss. It was a scorcher!
Probably sad but it felt really good to finish a decent distance and not be in any pain etc!! 65 mins for 6.2mile