My soleus is also still pretty tight but towards the end of my Wednesday night run both of my knees started hurting. Not on either side like I used to get before properly analysed shoes but right in the middle at the top of my knee cap. I think that this points to cushioning issues and the new shoes use the Brooks DNA cushioning (a supposed advance). I’m a bit confused to be honest. Could my knee issues be caused by the calves or is it the shoes or the increased mileage????????????
It’s totally cocked up my training this week. I didn’t cross train on Thursday and I didn’t run on Friday. I also didn’t cross train again today. I did, however, spend most of the afternoon washing my car and cleaning the inside and if you’d seen the state of it you’d know that that was quite a physical job. I was feeling a bit despondent this morning but then remembered a conversation last night about the wonderful film Run Fat Boy Run and it reminded me of all the people who do the marathon on practically no preparation at all. I’m sure I can still do this thing!
I was a bundle of nerves as it was the night before my first ever fun run – the Corfe Castle Schools 5k Fun Run. I can’t believe that was only a year ago. It seems incredible now that running was only just finding it’s way into my life at that point and here I am now with a whole new hobby, a whole new lifestyle and the most incredible bunch of new friends…..all because of running.
I was laughing this afternoon as I cleaned out the car. That used to be the sort of job that was best done when no-one was looking due to all the crisp packets and chocolate wrappers….there was still the normal kids detritus in the back but in the front it was mainly old race numbers and all the race and fitness blurb that gets left on your windscreen at a race! How times have changed……….
that as my 3 day rest has definitely had a positive effect that I will attempt to do 12-14 miles tomorrow. The planned club run is 10-12 so I will go early and do 2-3 in preparation. If my knees and calf feel okay doing that then I will go out with everyone on the club run and see how I get on. I will see if I can get a physio appointment this week as I can’t really put that off any more. I will also contact the shop where I bought my shoes and see if I can get video analysis with them on to see if that highlights any issues. Goodness knows what I will do if there is a problem. How the flip do you work out what shoes are right for you if the ones the experts told you to get aren’t?????