I know, as I was typing 'should I run 20 miles 5 days after dislocating my knee?' I knew it sounded ridiculous! It really helps to have someone else say it too though! I suppose my post could have said 'please tell me not to be stupid and bugger up my knee'
I'll try the brace for my runs, and I guess I just consider this a taper.
I'm seeing my physio on Sunday, first appointment I could get.
On Sunday a bone in my lower leg popped out of position whilst I was putting my legs up on the sofa. Extremely bad luck When I straightened my leg it popped back in. It was very painful initially, but the pain subsided in and hour and a half (lots of ice and ibuprofen helped) and by the time four hours had gone by I could walk with only very mild pain.
Fast forward three days and my knee still feels a bit odd, there's a mild ache behind my kneecap occassionally (twinges really), and when I move my leg sometimes the two tendons at the back pull a bit. Otherwise it's all better.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing? I'm hesitant to run on it in case I damage the ligaments more (apparently you can't dislocate without stretching and damaging tissue). BUT I have a marathon in 3 weeks which I have not been able to train enough for, and I could do with a 20 miler this weekend (only up to 18 so far). Does anyone know how long I need to wait for? Im a bit in the dark with this!
Hi, I've been following this thread sporadically for a while now, and just want to say firstly well done everyone on your marathons, absolutely incredible work!
I've done a run walk strategy myself for long runs since a fast runner (by my standards) told me walk breaks made them faster, and I found the same thing to be true for me. On long runs I've done 2 mins run, 1 min walk sometimes 3/1. However after reading your posts I tried a 30/30 strategy, and even did a 10/30 section (inspired by Chris) just to see how it felt (I loved it). I ran 18 hilly trail miles, at an average pace of around 12:30 min miles, after having 5 weeks in which I've run a half marathon once and no other long runs at all (injury aaaand, I wasn't wrecked afterwards. My hips didn't hurt (first time ever), I didn't feel sick, and I even went out for dinner that evening, able to sit up the whole night and everything lol.
So I really want to thank you all for this forum. It's given my running a new lease of life, and helped me discover how running long distances can be a pleasure. Plus given me a way to complete the marathon I'm signed up to in 3 weeks (Neolithic trail marathon) without having to drop out AGAIN through injury.
I'm doing my first ultra in July and this is absolutely perfect for it.
I'm similar to Bananarama above in that I have pain in my hips and groin. According to my sports massage lady it's the glueteus medius and psoas that are causing the problems. The only thing that has made it go away is a weekly massage which is a bit taxing on the purse strings
I'm training for a two day 100km ultra in July, and I'm running further than I ever have before. I was up to 20 miles on the long run and around 40 - 45 a week, but have taken the last 3 weeks off hard running to see if it helps the hips. It doesn't much, as soon as I run again, it's back. It's not excruciating, but it is annoying and I'd like to get rid of it as much as possible before I attempt my massive run in the summer.
I do the lying-on-the-bed-with-leg-hanging-off-the-edge stretch which helps a bit. Are there any other stretches I could do? Will foam roller help? Anything to do with running gait? I run in zero drop shoes (sometimes with cushioning and sometimes not) but I've always had the hip problem, even when I was running in anti-pronation shoes. I've had coachign for changing my running style and built up gradually last summer and autumn.
I have strong glutes, but my hamstrings are laughably weak (as in I can only manage hamstring curls on the gym machine on the lowest weight, and even that's a struggle, compared to around 5 stacks down on the quads). I am doing hamstring curls with resistance bands twice a week to help.
Also are there any stretches you'd recommend for the psoas. and any strengthening exercises? I've tried bicycles, sit ups, the boat etc and they bring on the pain (not during but a few hours later)