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  • I did 5 miles run/walk Saturday and the pain in behind the knee is back. I am post-poning my FLM until next year, so I can focus on sorting my problem rather than getting fit to run. Disappointed, but know its the right thing to do.
  • "i have been to the physiotherapists and they adviced me to stretch the muscles around the knee and apply the ice, but i was unable to do that for months and months" If you've seen a physio then I would follow their advice, thats all I am doing. M…
  • Yet another update*: The calf stretches have been a revelation! Originally it hurt when I stretched using the hands against the wall, one leg out behind you stretch - now I find that I have to really push out to feel any 'pull'. This has meant th…
  • Nice thread Rebecca and some great replies. Its my first marathon and I was already bricking it. I'd got up to 10 miles on a Sunday but haven't been able to run for 3 weeks due to a knee injury. I am having physio treatment which is sorting out a…
  • Another update: Still doing the exercises building up the muscles - higher weight and more repititions. I can't believe how much better my balance is after only one week. I used to have trouble standing on the d-shaped thing with 2 feet, now I ca…
  • Haven't bought any yet, still can't run due to injury. Having said that, I am hoping that by doing a significant amount of calf stretches my 'stiff feet' problem will go away...
  • I am seeing a physio for a knee problem. Initial consultation was £38, subsequent appointments are about £32. Best money I have spent, we are working out problems I have had for years. Lots of things above the knee can affect/cause knee problems,…
  • 0 miles at the weekend due to knee injury. Week before was a 10 miler (with knee pain from mile 8). Seeing a physiotherapist so there is hope yet. And it was all going so well - arse!
  • Update. At the physio yesterday I had some ultra-sound(?) to try and reduce the swelling in the back of my knee. She also rotated my lower leg a lot to try and free it up. Then I had to do some exercises where I lie on my back, lift my leg up and…
  • Coughs gone now. One week on 2 Ecchinicea(sp?) tabs and 2 Vitaman C with Zinc tabs a day seems to have cleared it. Or it cleared by itself, as I wasn't running either. As long as it stays gone that'll do me!
  • Thanks for the link. The physio I saw believes that the problem relates to an ACL reconstruction I had done in 1998. She says the muscles in my right leg are not as big as those in my left. She made me stand on one leg and bend my knee and I wobb…
  • Just found a clinic in Bristol that will do a free initial consultation: http://www.bris.ac.uk/sport/sportsmedicine/injury/expect.html I've booked in for Thursday. At least they might be able to give me an idea on what it is or what it will cost …
  • Hi Liz, its not those tendons, its something to the inside of the leg. On here: http://www.octc.kctcs.edu/gcaplan/anat/Notes/API Notes J Muscles of the Leg.htm Section VIII, B)Posteria, 2) Soleus theres a bit in the pic that attaches above the kn…
  • If yours is behind the kneecap search the internet for runners knee or Bakers Cyst and see if the symptoms match yours. I think mine might be the very top of the calf muscle - but I'd like to know if anyone else has had it. Annoying this injury bu…
  • Oops, slight mis-calc, 750ml = 23.45oz, = 3145oz, just over minimum weight.
  • I've looked into this a bit more and it seems that for copious 'sweaters' like myself that this is quite important. This site: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/drinks.htm suggests that a 2% loss in bodyweight will impair performance, so I've taken 2…
  • Looks like I have been forced into rest anyway. Did 10 miles yesterday and at mile 8 my knee started hurting. I (stupidly) ignored it and ran the last two miles anyway and its been very sore since. I think I'll take a week off and see what happen…
  • Cough still here. Fed up with it now and have bought Echnicea tabs and Vit C with Zinc in desperation. And the sole of my foot has started aching again - haven't sufferred from that for over a year. I think I am slowly falling apart!
  • Interesting reading: http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/alternat/echinaceacold.html
  • Pluis/Creamcake - I am allergic to penicillin and started suffering from Hayfever two years ago. Both my older brother and younger sister have asthma, as does my wife. I've decsribed the symptoms to them and seen a doc and all DON'T think its asth…
  • Thanks for the replies, at least I no longer feel alone! I haven't heard of Buttercup Syrup or echinacea before so I will look into them. I'm guessing they can be found at Holland and Barratts as opposed to Tesco's? I will cut down on dairy too (…
  • Steve I started running again two years ago and bought some Mizuno Wave's from a local sports shop. When I got up to 6 mile distance I found that the sole of my right foot started to hurt. This progressed to me not being able to run 500 yards due…
  • I used to race a motorbike. £1400 race entries, £250 for two tyres that I'd make last 5 'race days', engine tunes, rebuilds, crash damage etc etc - and I was in a cheap class doing it cheaply. After that, runnings an absolute bargain!
  • 0 today. Have had a cough for weeks that I haven't been able to shift so I am taking 7 days off running. Haven't coughed yet today so it seems to be working. Roll on Thursday!
  • Nick My wife will also be 7 months pregnant (baby due mid June) and we are also staying in the Docklands Travelodge - small world. My mother and father-in-law are coming to watch so they are going to carry a collapsable chair for Cath. I may have…
  • Cheers. I went to the Sweatshop and, as usual, they were really helpful. Basically the answer seemed to be that the Kayano is a technically better shoe but that the 2100 was that good that it was as much a question of personal taste than anything …
  • "If you are comfy in the 2100's then why change?" I kow what you mean, the GT2100's are great and I have no complaints, so changing does seem daft. But then, its my nature. Its like when you go somewhere on holiday and have a fab time - do you go…
  • Thanks for all the replies, it has relieved the worries no end. All I have to do now is wrack up the training miles.... On another note, I have a pair of Asics GT2100's that will have done 500 miles by mid February. I am happy with them, they hav…
  • Thanks for the replies. Yes I meant the Flora London Marathon. I'm not quick. My half-marathon time was 2:02 and I was in bits for the last two miles, so I plan to go slower and enjoy this one. I have 4 pucker running shirts, however I only plan…
  • I ran 4.5 miles yesterday lunchtime at around 8:30/9 min/miles. The 3 guys I was with run half-marathons at 7:30's, so they kept running on and then doubling back to collect me. When they were running beside me it was like they weren't even trying…