I'm on the red start and hoping for a sub 4, I put down 3.50 as my predicted finishing time. Any ideas which pen I will be In? I was hoping for a blue start with my running club friends. I have heard the blue start is easier to run more freely from start and you get to the 3 mile merge quicker. Any advice from runners who have experienced the red start would be much appreciated.
Thanks for the reply, be great if you can post me some articles.My physio has done some great work and helping me. MIxture of strength work, deep tissue massages and having acupuncture at the minute, which is one thing I wasn't sure about but getting some good results from it. I'm aiming for 2 runs and a cross trainer session (gym, spinning class or body pump I was thinking) Swimming i'm avoiding because I can only do breast stroke and I have been advised that isn't great for the knees. Then up it to 3 runs a week and so on. Think one of my mistakes pre injury was only doing running and no other exercise or strength work. I do run with my knees going in which was causing some of my problems, I;m working on this but going to be hard to change that much.
Happy to be back but only one 2 mile run and legs are sore but its a start.
I haven't been able to run for 6 months due to injury (Knee and calf issues) the last 7 weeks I have been able to cross train in the gym bike and cross trainer. I have also been going strength work for my weaker gluteal muscles. Finally I'm up to running with the help of a great physio and did my first run yesterday, 2 miles at 10 minute mile pace, It felt great to be running again but i'm very nervous about getting injuried again and want some advice or a good training plan so I'm not over doing it too soon. My back ground is I was 8 minute miles and ran a half marathon and marathon last year. Last couple of months before injury running about 20 miles a week. Any advice welcome
Thank you, I was thinking it was nothing to do my my knee. The tingling, burning and aching is painful plus I had a London marathon place. Bit of a shock no running for so long. Would this explain this weekend I only went shopping and a concert but limited my standing. Next day walking was painful with tightness and burning around knee area. Any treatments you can recommend? I can't wait to go running again.
Can anyone help me, about 9 weeks ago I had problems with tight hamstrings, calves and tightness behind my knees and cramp one morning behind the knee. Reduced my running to a couple of runs a week for 2 weeks. Last run was 7 weeks ago during which I was struggling with tightness and my left knee was sore. Since then I hadn't been able to run or exercise. Inside of the knee aches and i get a burning feeling. also tingling and bit of numbness feeling. Hurts when lay on my side and sitting down. Doesn't bother me going up and down stairs. Walking makes it ache, burn, throbbing and a tight feeling again at the inner side of the knee and and behind. My hamstrings and tendons feel stretched. Doctors and physios cannot find any ligament damage or knee damage. Last one said its a repetitive strain injury from how i run and I have strengthening exercises for my glutes and quad muscles but no improvement yet. Does anyone have any idea what this injury is?