I tested out some different shoes today and went 4 min run, 1 min walk with the aim of doing loops and just seeing what happened.
Right knee was largely fine (could feel it a tiny bit, but my other ďgood kneeĒ did exactly the same thing after about 35 mins (so 28mins of running minus some stops to send the dog in the river).
Ended up stopping at 40 mins for 7.5km, got a sausage roll and wandered back home. Dropped a friend (whos a physio) a message and he said it definitely sounds like a weird nervous system response.
So Iíll keep playing with splits and keep it varied and see how i can make it work. Iíd like to join the local running club so could do with getting to be able to do 5-8 miles without having to walk too muchÖ
An update on this injuryÖ
Things were going well, got back to doing 10-15km (6 run, 1 walk). Took a week off and seemed to go back to square one.
I decided to get an Ultrasound yesterday just in case it was some weird psychological thing.
They identified a tiny tear where the calf attaches to my Fibula. It was small enough that she didnít think it could be the source of any real pain.
But then she noticed that I have what she described as ďstonking vein and arteriesĒ running directly over it.
She thinks that the tear is exposing some nerves and at a certain point in a run (15-20mins) i must be reaching a critical HR/Blood pressure which is putting pressure on the nerve. Hence why the injury is so acute and means i canít carry on, but also why it disappears very soon after i stop/cool down.
Also why walk/run was so successful as my fitness meant my HR dropped significantly with 1 min of walking, and hence delayed getting to that critical point. The fitter i got the longer it would hold off.
Iíve been advised to have 4-6 weeks of proper rest (potentially including climbing) to let the tear fully heal and then build up slowly from there.
That can start after Font next weekÖ time for some
Assuming its a correct diagnosis i find it fascinating!
Also have some scans on Friday for Varicose veins in the same leg (GP this time so dont have to shell out £180
). Not sure if itís linked at all but good to know before then anyway.