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Discussion in 'Sports and Activities' started by kyoto49, Apr 17, 2018.
They are odd, everyone's are (usually), otherwise you'd have two left feet or two right feet
Second ever half marathon today, wasn't planned but found myself able to keep going past what I expected. Was also wearing compression leggings, which could be relevant but I didn't think they made much difference? Also got kidney pain at around the 15k mark
Edit: oh, and a toe is bleeding! Beat all my PBs from 10k up though so worth it
I managed to do a half marathon once while training for the Stafford half marathon. Developed a knew injury so had to pull out about 2 weeks before the actual race. My aim was to get under 2 hours. (the one i managed to complete in training clocked in at 2hr 4 minutes but there was some snow on the ground!)
Haven't ran since but keep meaning to start. Not sure whether my knee would be ok but i suppose if I don't try I will never know!
I had a long-running (hah!) knee problem. Then I injured it quite severely.
I embarked on a cycling programme, in an effort to 'run it in' again - and also because I couldn't drive the car or really walk very far..
This was so successful that I have been almost 100% pain-free for two decades now.
@Colossal has recently reported similar progress using a cycling programme.
Knees are a very poor design, when used in an organism that has been modified as far away from the original scheme as we are.
Weather permitting I try to cycle to work but it is only 4.5 miles each way. I did wonder about trying to strengthen the muscles around the knee.
On a side note my absolute favourite running route was over Cannock Chase. The blue route was either 7.5 miles or 12 miles I believe. It starts @ Birches Valley so you have the parking costs to consider but goes past Marquis Drive so I used to pick it up from there
My OH had a knee injury, and started running in March. Slowly at first, she did the couch to 5k programme, but the strength built up over a few months til the knee no longer hurt. Also now lots better when hiking, which is an added bonus.
Shame about the race, I had a place in this years half but also pulled out through injury. I started running again at the end of March and have built up slowly, I set a few target times for different paces and wouldn't move up til I could hit the current one regularly. It's taken me 6 months to hit the half marathon distance, and I was only meant to be doing a 15k but I smashed my records to that point so it seemed silly to not carry on. Plus I'd run to Gnosall, I had to get back somehow and no point walking!
My second attempt was about 15 minutes quicker than my first, I actually surpassed my stretch goal on my first try!
Now I'm back at work it's going to be a problem, I ran in the dark on Tuesday and nearly went down when I missed my footing