It's interesting, because I know so little about running and havent really run at all in my life it's all new. During a run it's my knees and hips that start to hurt more than anything else. Always thought my knee was because of my calves and hamstrings being tight, but read a little into it today and a cause of the particular knee problem I seem to have (ITBS), is weak gluteus medius. Something ive not even thought of. I guess having never really run before its all going to be a bit weak. I'll have a little rest and then start working on my core and hip stabilisers. Cheers for the advice.
Depends on a few things. You'd to be a bit more specific on here about on your knee. Inside, outside etc. The injuries I've had, I was usually ok after 3 weeks off. When I tried to run any earlier it always came back. There's loads of stuff on the internet if you can be very specific about symptoms.
I started running back in November, for the Manchester 10k 20/05/12. Managed a time of 1:05:24, which I was happy with all considering. Basically my problem is that everytime my training starts to get going I seem to get an injury. I'm aware that I have overpronated feet, and therefore I have a good pair of trainers, and insoles for my feet. In December I got shin splints after doing a 6 mile run and couldn't run for more than a mile for just over a month. Once recovered I began training again and then did a 10 mile run. I got pains in my calves and then after I got over that, my left knee is really sore after a run and sometimes during. At the moment eveytime my foot strikes the floor I get a pain in the outside of my knee, and the same when I bend my leg about 20-30 degrees.
I seem to have quite tight calves as well, which may be adding to the problem. I really want to improve my times, and distances but I'll be struggling to do any serious training if I keep getting held back by injuries.
Should I have a few weeks of rest?
Should I be doing loads of stretches to loosen my calves which might ease the pressure on my knees?
Any advice would be appreciated, as I would like to get to an injury free place so I can start to push myself.