Anyone else suffer lower back pain from running?
Will it ease off / get better?
I have no known back problems, during a run my back does not hurt at all but between runs I have been experiencing achey lower back pain.
In the weeks after graduating I ran:
Wk1: 5k 5k 5k
Wk2: 5k 5k 5k but then body felt really exhausted so went down to
Wk3: 5k 3k 5k
Wk4: 3k 5k 3k then still due to tiredness
Wk5: 3k 3k 3k then due to back pain
Wk6: 3k 3k
This week I have managed a 3k run and going for another today but feeling a bit disheartened as I want to run 5k but this makes me feel exhausted on top of my 40 hour job.
I do find just running 3 x 3k a week is enjoyable (5 min warm up 20 mins run 5 min cool down) But is it wise to run at all if I get back pain on rest days. Will persevering strengthen my back?
I alternate pairs of trainers to get the benefit from insole support.
I've changed from road running to trail running to see if the softer terrain helps.
Thanks. Advice appreciated.