Many folks complain about pain, niggles and discomfort in hips, knees and ankles. And that’s the ones with gait analysis and proper shoes, imagine the ones without.
Have you ever considered taking a break? A week off with just non impact exercises? Put it this way, you won’t lose any stamina but most of your engine parts will benefit and you may come back stronger.
Most, especially in the beginning, tend to go full steam ahead and think that breaks would ‘endanger’ the progress, only to pick up injuries as a result.
Have a think.
Since December I’ve covered lots of mileage because marathon training puts you through a lot and often, 4-5 times every week. Last Sunday l stopped mid practice at 13K rather than 18K, feeling a strain in hamstring and top of ankle. After a week off I’m fully recharged and ready to go again.
Listen to your body and sometimes reward it with a break even when times are good. You’ll get even better.