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Oh poor you Snails! Hope the ice packs work, I don't like the sound of an ice bath!
Let us know how you get on tomorrow. xxxx
Ouch Snails - you poor thing! (I had to google it too!) Hope you managed to avoid the ice bath!
Hopefully the base level of fitness you've built up so far will hold til you can run again (I looked into it when I had man-flu!)
I'll be as quick as I can as it's my lunch break - I FINALLY managed a good Sunday run, 10k (can't remember the time/pace but I was pretty pleased with it and I felt OK!) - looks like I was right about the dehydration as I made sure I drank loads of water through the day.
Running club on Monday - 5.67 miles at a pace of 9:25m/m.
Then on Wednesday night I thought I'd try 10 miles again seeing as I've been doing longer distances for a couple more weeks now. The first part went great - I managed to smash my previous 10k time in the process and did that in 01:01:55! The last bit REALLY hurt but I kept on going, I just kept telling myself "It's OK - Norfolklass says it doesn't get any worse after 15k!"
I ended up doing 10.5 miles, it took me about 01:40:00 (roughly, the Garmin's at home so I can't remember the exact time!), average pace 10:02m/m which I'm VERY pleased with. I'm not quite so pleased with the pain though! My legs just about feel normal again now but they were quite jelly-like with sore knees yesterday!
It's the front of both of my knees that hurt - it feels a bit like the kneecap is bruised - but it tends to go away pretty quickly (apart from when I do 10.5 miles - maybe I went too fast?).
Random run tonight - I shall update over the weekend and try to reply to everyone!
Happy running! Xxx
Hi guys, (typing for the second time as deleted it AGAIN! Will I ever learn!)
Just got back from doing my second 5K and did it in 36.50 so a few mins quicker than last time (40.05), due to the fact that I only had one walk break and went faster on the downhill bits (thanks Cheetah!).
Looking forward to Centreparcs on Monday and hoping to get at least one 5K in while I’m there.
How are you Snails? How is your anserine thingyitus? Did you have to have the dreaded ice bath?
Well done Cheetah on your new 10K time and the distance you’ve been doing!
Have asked my DH for a Nike+ sportsband for Christmas, but I’m thinking of asking if I can have it early. I hate waiting for things that I could really be using now. It’s a bit of a pain using my watch, and my brain is usually a bit addled at the end of a run, and it takes me a while to do the calculations! Would also like to know my pace. Mapmyrun only says it in Kilometers per minute, and everyone else talks in miles per minute so I have no idea what it is, (apart from slow, obviously!).
Anyway, hope everyone else is OK. Off for a glass of red wine now!
If I don’t speak to you before Monday I will try using my new smartphone from Centreparcs, or I might take my laptop as they have wifi.
I never thought i would utter these words - i miss running!! Was at the physio yesterday - rescan shows the bursitis has shrunk, and the pain is way better too having taken Voltarol tablets and applied gel too, so at least i can potter about now without limping (until the painkillers wear off anyway). So, no ice bath needed - got some massage instead... but he suggested if its not better in a week it needs injected (if its not better in a month i still won't get it injected ).
Roadrunner - sorry to hear you have a niggly knee too - rest is the right idea, and at least you can continue with rowing in the meantime. Hope the pain eases up for you soon.
Iain - how are you? Hope your knee has improved too. We seem a bit dodgy on this thread with the old knee pain.
Minty - well done on the 5K - thats a good time too. I'm sure you can't wait to get away to Centreparcs - the break will do you all good. Hope you have a brilliant time.
Cheetah - woo hoo - 10K in 1:01 - brilliant - especially as it was part of your 10 miler... i'd say if you were just doing 10K you'd get it sub 60min (lucky thing). Hope you have a nice run tonight.
Norfolklass - wow, 19K... you should definately sign up for the half, you are well ready for it. I should imagine for that distance there'd be some toilets along the route - even a pub or cafe, but maybe email and ask anyway - i'd be concerned about that sort of thing too, lol.
Happy running everyone, look forward to hearing how you all get on, xx
Anyway, just wanted to check in, sorry for the short post and for not replying to everyone individually,
Hope to be back on track soon!
-Norfolklass: I have been doing my weights this week - but no leg work at all - I thought it best to give my knee a complete rest (I've still been walking on it of course). In any case, my legs have outgrown the maximum setting on my machine - I can do twelve or fifteen reps with ease, so it's time to make use of that power bar that came with it at last by popping some freeweights onto it. Back into it this coming Tuesday.
Bloody annoying when people post random links. Mouse over it, without clicking on it, and the true nature of it will appear in the lower left hand corner (that's where it is with the latest Firefox in any case.)
Well, still no running for me, though things are improving so hopefully another week and a half should do it.
Roadrunner and Iain - whilst its nice to have company on the knee injury bench, i do hope you guys are better soon.
Norfolklass - i misread the first sentence of your post - i thought you said 'when i stood up from weeing' as opposed to weeding. I suppose it really could have been either, seeing as there was pea (pee) soup involved . Well done on the 15K - you'll be absolutely fine on Sunday - just don't be tempted to start out too fast, stick to your own comfortable pace - cos you know you can complete the distance at that pace. Wish you lots of luck - and of course we expect a full race report when you get back (well, maybe not immediately you get back).
Cheetah - hope the running is going well.... are you still doing Mon and Wed with the club, or just Wed now?
Hope Minty is enjoying Centeparcs.
Happy running xx
My Friday run wasn't so great in the end - "only" managed 5 miles (I was really tired after a stresful day at work so that didn't help!) - then I redeemed myself on Sunday by remembering to drink enough water, then doing 6 miles in an hour and a bit! (10:03m/m to be exact!)
Running club again Monday - same route as last week and about the same pace too (SLIGHTLY slower but I'll let myself off)
Then by tonight I'd just about managed to recover enough from last week's long run to try another one! I definitely wasn't a cheetah tonight - I felt more like a tortoise or something and almost ground to a halt on a couple of hills - for some reason i just REALLY wasn't feeling it. I kept on going though - mind over matter I think and ,managed 10 not very enjoyable miles.
On the positive side - I don't actually FEEL like I've ran 10 miles now - so maybe it's only 10.5 that nearly cripples me! Fingers crossed My normal feeling legs last til tomorrow!
It tok me 01:44:44, so 10:28m/m - faster than it actually FELT just slower than last week - maybe a good thing seeing as I hurt less!
Minty - hope you're having a great time at Centreparcs!
Norfolklass - I shall organise the cats into a sort of mexican wave formation for you on Sunday! You can do it - Snails is right, go at your own pace - it's easy to get carried away when everyone shoots off at the start, and you will be fine!
Snails - glad your knee thingyitis is improving - bet you can't wait! I've been doing Monday OR Wednesday at the club, and whichever one I don't go to I do my long run. I'm thinking of going on Wednesday next week as a new Monday group is starting so it's only about 2 miles and I'm more used to doing about 5 now!
In other news - I drove us to the supermarket and back in one piece at the weekend without stalling! I reversed into a bay too! (It took me 3 goes but I got it in in the end!)
And Mr Cheetah has given me an MP3 player as I mentioned earlier that I don't trust the one in my head when I'm running (It just keeps giving me about 3 miles of the same song on weird loops hehe!)
Iain and Roadrunner - sending healing knee vibes to both of you (and Snails!)
Happy running/resting everyone! Xxx
Aaah and I forgot to say - I had a heckle tonight (a good natured one!) - one that I've had before:
"Pick your knees up love!"
Where does that come from? That's not how you run hehe! I tried picking my knees up for a laugh when the LAST heckler shouted that at me and felt like a weird galloping pony - I didn't tonight as the way I was feeling I probably would have fallen flat on my face or something equally embarrassing.
But if they actually run by picking their knees up - no wonder they're always walking or standing still!
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So, I had a week's break from running and tried a 30 minute run today. Didn't go well - I was only around 8 minutes in when my knee began giving me trouble again, so I decided to stop. As I said, I didn't do any running, or any leg related resistance work last week, but I did do a fair amount of walking - I'm someone who will walk rather than get the bus to most places.Maybe that was a mistake, I don't know - but what's certain is that I'll be 'out' again for at least another week, during which time I think I'll pop round the doctor's to get their opinion. I mean, I've had worse knee trouble than this before, which just went away by itself. Hopefully this will do the same. The other knee is completely fine - if this was happening to both knees, I'd start looking at the age of my shoes as the culprit (but they were bought in July - I don't think I've even done half of the 500 miles shoes are supposed to last for on them). I only hope that I won't have to pack it in for any length of time, and watch my fitness regress in the meantime. So, back on the shelf for now. Hope everyone else is doing OK.
So, I had a week's break from running and tried a 30 minute run today. Didn't go well - I was only around 8 minutes in when my knee began giving me trouble again, so I decided to stop. As I said, I didn't do any running, or any leg related resistance work last week, but I did do a fair amount of walking - I'm someone who will walk rather than get the bus to most places.
Maybe that was a mistake, I don't know - but what's certain is that I'll be 'out' again for at least another week, during which time I think I'll pop round the doctor's to get their opinion. I mean, I've had worse knee trouble than this before, which just went away by itself. Hopefully this will do the same.
The other knee is completely fine - if this was happening to both knees, I'd start looking at the age of my shoes as the culprit (but they were bought in July - I don't think I've even done half of the 500 miles shoes are supposed to last for on them). I only hope that I won't have to pack it in for any length of time, and watch my fitness regress in the meantime.
So, back on the shelf for now. Hope everyone else is doing OK.
Sounds like a few of us have been visited by the knee gremlins in recent weeks.
I took 2 weeks off from any form of training, in the hope that a total rest would give my knees a chance to recover.Made my first attempt at a run on Tuesday night, covering 1 3/4 miles. My knees were a bit stiff to start with, but soon eased off and i finished the run without any problems.I also completed my annual fitness test at work on Thursday which involves a small amount of running, again without a problem.Today was a parkrun, which I completed in a little over 27 minutes, but without any problems, so I'm quite pleased at that. It might be the slowest time i've done the run in, but it was more important to test the legs over the distance, rather than go for a good time.Went straight to the Norfolk showground after that to help with setting up ready for tomorrows half marathon. There is a HUGE amount of work that gets done before and after this event, water stations, signs, barriers, PA system, advertising banners etc, all done by city of norwich AC members and familys.
I've been making sure to use the foam roller every day over the last week to try and ensure my leg muscles/tendons are well stretched, and hopefully my knee problems will continue to subside and eventuall disappear.
Healing vibes are being sent out to all the other raspberry ripples on the thread!
Happy running people.
Evening! I had a GREAT run yesterday, it more than made up for my crap one on Wednesday! I did 6.5 miles at a fairly steady pace of 09:58m/m, my quickest for that sort of distance yet! My 10k time was 01:02:24, so my second best. I haven't lost my running mojo!
Today I have FINALLY got myself kitted out for the winter! I couldn't find any decent bottoms so I've been brave and got some full length tight things from TK Maxx. They didn't look as bad as I was scared of when I tried them on! I've also got some trail shoes - Asics Gel Trail Attack 7's, they're meant to be OK for roads too. I tested them out by wearing them round Sainsbury's - very comfy! I also got some running gloves as my hands didn't warm up for about 2 miles yesterday - and a hi-viz gilet, with pockets to shove my gloves in AFTER the first couple of miles. And last but not least - some running headphones to go with the MP3 player!
I hope I've covered all eventuallities there!
I hope everyone's knees and sore bits are healing up nicely!
Right - I'm off to get a rum and ginger, then arrange the cats into mexican wave formation so they're ready for remotely cheering on Norfolklass tomorrow! Go girl!!!!!!!
I wonder how Norfolklass is - hopefully having a nice cool beer after her run to cool down.
Cheetah - well done on both the run and the winter kit. You'll have to tell me how the trail shoes go, cos i've been wondering if i should get a pair myself.
Hope everyone else is well, and any aches and pains improving.
Heres a link to the results for the Norwich half marathon.
Anyone know what Norfolklass' real name is?