When I had ITBS last year (fortunately it was only for about 2 weeks) I was able to go swimming providing I didn't kick too hard. I used a knee strap all through the day too so that might have helped as well.
I'll be seeing my physio on monday for more detailed advice but I wanted to throw this one out there in the meantime.
I've been running 3 times a week for about 18 months with no significant injuries. I'd never really done further than a 6 miler but as I'm now training for a half marathon I'm slowly increasing the distances and over the past month or so I've managed to get up to 8 miles using the "10%" rule.
The thing is since I've hit the 8 mile mark I've been developing what I think is runner's knee. Looking at the causes of it though I'm a little confused. The route I take is pretty flat, my speed (or intensity) hasn't increased, just the distance by a small amount each week.
I have never had knee pain (it's certainly manageable at the moment) with any other distance so I doubt it's my form etc so any ideas what could be causing this?
As caffeine can have an effect on running performance what's the maximum safe dose? Packs of Pro Plus say to not exceed 2 tablets (100mg) in 3 hours or a total of 8 (400 mg) in 24 hours yet running websites often suggest doses of 5 to 6 milligrams per kilogram of body weight which for me would be around 450 to 500 in one go.
I'm in the game for a GPS watch and I don't want to pay more than £120. I've used the Nike+ app on my iphone for a while but have been frustrated by its lack of accurancy - I recently went out on what I thought was a 6.1 mile run but one of the guys with me told me his watch said it was 5.8 and it wasn't the first time that sort of thing happened. I like the way the Nike+ website and software works so I'm attracted to their watch. I also like the way it looks, as it could pass for a good looking every day watch.
But a lot of people at my running club use Garmins and with the FR110 being around £90 (and having a lot of good reviews) it seems like an equally good idea.
All I'm after is a GPS watch with a reliable signal. I onlyneed it to display time, distance and pace. I know a lot of watches have other features but they're not so important. I guess measuring lap times would be good too (I believe both can do this) and if I've read correctly I think the Garmin has a stated water resistant level whereas the NIKE might not - I'm not going to use it for swimming but any protection in the rain would be good.
Over to you guys - I would like to know if anyone uses or has used these.