So I am in the guts of this thing!
The Half Marathon training plan of 14 weeks and I am now in the middle of week 9.
I have spent much of the last 2 or so weeks being SORE!
After a little over a years amount of experience with this running thing I have become to notice the difference between being ‘Sore’ and being ‘Injured’. Thank goodness I have not been injured too many times to put myself off.
In the last few weeks I have often thought whether it was normal to be achey All The Freeking Time!
My knees ache, my feet sometimes ache, my calves and hammy’s ache.
At what point do I do something about it, or are these symptoms all just normal things when completing something that is new and more arduous than you have ever done before.
For the moment I feel in myself to be (marginally) fine.
The most prominent pain I have right now is in my knees. And I am reminded of this pain every time I want to be somewhere different.
For now this pain is “nagging” – tells me it is there all the time and it is not quite a “you better stop running or i’ll break” sore… I don’t think.
But this is the thing…
I don’t know if this is what normal ‘First time Half training runners’ go through.
Am I the only one?
I don’t see anyone else blogging about their daily aches and pains.
Am I just not as fit as everyone else, perhaps not as strong as everyone else?
Did I start running too late in my life to cruise comfortably into something like this?
Do I weigh too much to be trying to achieve no-pain training/recovery?
Or is it just my body adapting? Am I getting fitter? Stronger?
I don’t even know! I can’t even tell…
I just keep pushing on, working and hoping that it is all leading to the right thing/s – A strong enough body to endure a 21.1km long run!
Did you feel like this during the training of your first big event?
Is the knee thing normal?
Holla at me , let me know!
Keep on Pushing,