Whilst I have been a member of the site for a while, it is only the last couple of weeks I have started to interact with the forum. Many thanks for those who respond with ideas, suggestions and just good ole motivational posts!
Whilst reading these posts, a couple of common themes seem to come up.
1) Lower Back pain(s)
2) Pain in the thigh/hip area.
3) Lower calf/ankle tightness.
Whilst I am no expert, (and if any one has these issues that do not seem to stop seek medical advice), the consensus on reading the replies are that these issues are often related to poor core strength and lack of stretching and agility in the leg muscles and tendons. Often links to stretching exercises etc have been posted. I have done a couple.
So I suggest that we have a post with various links to stretching exercises video clips and related information.
Here is a site devoted to stretching and related issues. stretching-exercises-guide.... (Thanks to who ever who pointed me to that site)
Hip Stretching Exercises stretching-exercises-guide....
Strength Training for Runners
Also search for 'Runners World workouts' on Youtube.