Banned from running- again!
Knee was giving me problems shortly before VLM and during it. Been to docs, been referred to MSK department at hospital for a physio assessment and MRI scan- and now been banned from running. Am gutted! Like some other people on here, have not been overly motivated to run since the marathon, went out twice but only for 30 mins each time a week after, but now I've been told I can't run I want to!! Will have to make do with walking the dog for a bit but both him and me will end up the size of houses because my motivation has lowered but my food intake hasn't! I'm just hoping its something that can be sorted quick!
Oh no! Hope it's not too long before you can get your trainers back on. Keep up with the walking and keep us updated.
Oh and yes, keep up with the walking I'd hate to see that gorgeous dog of yours all chunky and unhappy
That's really hard, hope it feels better soon. I can't do much either as my hip is still sore so I know where you are coming from
Hi- thanks- am hoping it will be ok pretty quickly as I am chomping at the bit now! shopping mad- I hope your hip gets better soon, is it serious? Might be worth some physio? And jillymit- dog now driving me mad, usually an couple of hours out running wipes him out- it's impossible just walking no matter how many sticks I throw! Think he is having withdrawl symptoms as well!
hmmm not sure what to think. been discharged from docs. they think my knee problem is an infamation that flared up during marathon training. Been told my knee is tracking well, need some new trainers as i've started to over pronate a bit and can still run but might just have knees that don't like running marathons. Haven't been told not to run them just that I might have to accept my knees don't like ilong distances! so do I do so and see how it goes or stick to 10k's?!!
My suggestion would be to look at your running technique. If you can get someone to video you running, great! If not, you might be able to learn a lot from photo's of you running.
If you heel strike as most people do, then at that moment your heel hits the floor your knee is straight, and so will take a big hit from the impact forces travelling up your leg.
Its taken quite a bit of hard work for me to change my own technique and move away from heel-striking, and indeed I got it wrong at the first attempt, but I can tell you that now I'm getting more established with my new technique, it is much, much kinder on the knees, and indeed everything else too.
Cutting your mileage is not your one and only option.
"Only mzungus run along the paved road" Chris Cheboiboch, Kenya.
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