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Treadmill runners please help

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 15:33

Can you try mapmyrun or similar? Map out a route of known distance, say 5km, run it and time yourself with a normal watch. Then divide time by 5 to get a rough mins/km pace.

Cougie, I had exactly the same treadmill experience. Now I always start at a speed of 2 or 3 to check.

How to deal with tight calfs when I foam roller doesnt cut it?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 15:21

I've had problems with calves on and off. Massage definitely helps. However, consultant and physio both suggested it might also be related to a niggling lower back stiffness. So it might be worth checking that out?

I find I can't get enough pressume through my calves to make rolling them very effective, so I rest them on a spikey ball. Although I do wish I'd bought a hard but non-spikey one.

Moving from 5k to 1/2 marathon ....Help

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 15:10

Well done on the positive start.

Don't push to far/fast too soon. Slow steady progress and you should avoid injury.

I'd aim and train for a 10k in April/May time, then build up to half marathn after that. There are loads of plans around - choose one which suits you.

Over thinking running

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 15:08

I like recording time, pace and distance - especially now I'm coming back from injury, as I can see an improvement each week. After spending a lot of last year on crutches it's a real motivation to see how I've gone from 2 mins to 20 mins in a few months.

Whilst I was out of action I did read a lot about the science, to try and stay engaged with a hobby I was really starting to love, even if I couldn't even walk. I like to think the plan I devised was the reason my husband's 10k time went from 64 to 59 mins.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 14:59

Impact, especially on a bent knee can cause PCL damage and possibly meniscus tear.

How bad is the pain? Can you walk normally?

There are tests which can diagnose this (posterior drawer test). Your GP might be able to do this, a specialist doctor or physio certainly will.

Email Alerts

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 14:53

I haven't had one for months

Advice on coming back to running after long injury

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 13:22


The weather was grotty on Saturday, so I did 2 x 20 mins on the treadmill instead. I managed 7:30 min/km for the first 20 mins, which pleased me.

Then I bought some trail shoes on Sunday, and couldn't resist taking them for a 30 min splash!

So 4 runs last week, and my knee seemed to cope fine.

I've just agreed to go to a Parkrun too.

Starting to get excited about running again!

Advice on coming back to running after long injury

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 19:19

Thanks for the feedback. I'm trying to balance the tempation to go out there everyday and push it too hard, and the need to actually push enough to get fitter.

I have run 2 short runs this week now with no problems, so if my knee copes ok with a longer run/walk at the weekend I think I'll keep this as a pattern for now.

The strength stuff bores me, but I know I need to keep at it too.

I actually did book a race a couple of days ago - the Manchester 10k in May. I think building up to running a steady 10k in the next 4 months  is a realistic goal, and even if I end up walking bits I still won't be anywhere near the slowest.

My first race was a real disappointment, but I have run 3 since and enjoyed them. I've also trained twice for a half marathon and got injured just before, so maybe third time lucky on that front? If my knee is happy with the 10k I might consider it.

Advice on coming back to running after long injury

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 19:17

Well I feel I'm making some progress.

The last long run/walk included 5 running segments of 10-15 mins and the average pace was about half a minute faster.

I've also just managed a slow but steady 30 min continuous 3.4k.

Would still welcome some advice on progression.

January Blues

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 21:43

Can you run at lunch or before work?

Alternatively,  enjoy the break, maybe cross train and focus on strength for a few weeks, then start again.

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