Mr F that's brilliant news, 35 is very young so don't despair, not only will you have lots of time running you'll heal quicker. Onwards and upwards as they say. Best of luck and enjoy the rest, keep us posted x
I have suffer from 3 bulging discs and degeneration of one of my facet joints, this has gotten worse over the years(about 20 of them actually) However after many years of osteopath treatments, physio and a ridiculous amount of pain relief (which I no longer have to take as much of) I am finally at a happy place with my back and running. Like Geri h said, I have days where everything is good before and after the run and days when I grab for the painkillers. Its all about managing the pain and if you have a day when you think "this is to sore" then turn back and go home, there's no point in aggravating it more, there will be other runs. I did do core exercises which has helped a great deal, my tummy is nice and strong now so this supports my back, my mum used to say its your belly that holds your back up and she was right.
It is REALLY frustrating and I would get really annoyed with myself but you get passed that. Good luck .
ah, thats a good point actually, a friend did say to me do you have hayfever, which I've never been bothered with, I've never had the runny nose, sneezing or itchy eyes but I s'pose that could be a factor now as I may have developed it and I did wonder about the heat, would that contribute to the fact my legs felt like lead weights?
Can anyone help. I've been running for a couple of years now so probably should know the answer to this question but I don't I ran a wee 5k at New Year in Edinburgh, up, round and back down the mound, not problems infact the hill was a nice surprise as it was easier on me than I thought. I haven't done much since then outdoors but am on the tred in the gym 2/3 times a week. I am running in a 10k next Sunday so have been out training this past couple of weeks but my breathing has been really hard work and my energy levels are poop. Its like dragging a deed horse along behind me, last nights 10k was torture. i have worked really hard since I turned 40 to get fit and keep the running up and to get to a point where I really enjoy it, so I'm a little perplexed as to why I feel right back where I started