Our expert says:
Often the work we do in the gym does not use our muscles in the way you would have developed them while running. This could have made you work a component of your legs that could not cope.
My advise would be this, train by running and stretching after you run - include in the stretching your hip muscles as often this area is not giving the knee enough support, and so you increase the risks of injury. There is an odd reflex point you can try - about 1 cm out from each nipple - rub the area for about 30 seconds - you need to find the very uncomfortable part. This should wake up the inner thigh component and put the biomechanics back in balance. Let me know directly if you need any further advice. If you are in Cape Town we are going to be running a 20 hour workshop on preparing runners for the 2Oceans and Comrades that I could let you know more about.
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