Friday 21 August 2015

Running injuries

so how well or badly do you cope with running injuries.

I quite often have little niggles, but plod on with them. But, this year has been pretty much a running disaster.

I picked up a knee injury a whole 2 miles into the Spine Challenger in January, and limped another 10 miles and that was that, I managed to plod out a short ultra in May Hardcadtle 24, but my knee wasn't great, and since then it's got worse, I've even resorted to a physio, that was good, but also broke my only good knee when he went to see how flexible I am :) oops!'

Anyway, at the end of July I took a big decision, and I'm not running at all in August, I already feel fat, bloated, and lazy :) like taper madness but worse :) I did purchase a turbo trainer, and I'm using that 3 or 4 times a week between 30 and 70 minutes at a time. Trying not to use it any more because the knee doesn't hurt doing it, but don't want to overdo it.

I have no idea how my knee will be it's certainly a lot happier, can walk or even run up a coup,e of flights of stairs pain free, but walking up and down them all day at work and it still begins to slightly ache at the end of the day, so I might actually need to take longer off, which is a really scary idea.

Have all sorts of thoughts going through my head, including getting a treadmill as that should be gentler on the knees and do some training on that when back, but I don't really know what I'm going to do. I need a plan so that I can come back sensibly.

I was hoping to run 1500 miles this year, and due to this damn knee I've barely managed 500 miles so far. Oh well,ci guess I need to be patient and see how it goes.

Still not even 100% sure what it is, MCL tear, or Pes anserinus tendonitis. I think it started as a tear, and now just constantly irritated.

So nothing exciting to report. 

I have a nice shiny new pair of trainers, Asics Gel Nimbus to slip into when I start back, and I also have a real urge to buy a pair of Inov-8 Ultra 290s 

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