After running the 13 miles on Saturday I was feeling great and that anything was achievable.
I thought that I'd take Sunday off however I was itching to go out and so Sunday night I just ran round the block (approx. 3K) to loosen up. Monday I went out running with my mum who is on week 5 of the C25K app so did 2.5K with her however I was still feeling fantastic.
Tuesday . . . . well this is where it all went to pot! I'd really enjoyed running with mum on Monday and we had gone round our local ParkRun course and taken the hill REALLY slowly and I thought I'd try the really slow running on my hills. So I set off thinking I'd only do 10K and it was quite cloudy so I didn't take any water. I ran up my first set of hills without any problems so I felt great. In fact other than getting thirsty at around 7K I was doing really well so I thought I'd extend my run (as you do!) anyway all of a sudden at around 11K I started with mid back pain all the way across my back (where my bra sits) - it got so painful that I headed back and finished my run at 13.5K nearly in tears.
I had my monthly appointment with my sports pain guy yesterday after running a gentle 4K with mum on the canal (no pain) so explained to him and he checked my back out and said that my muscles and spine was very stiff so put the TENs on and then massaged my back and he said I need to correct my posture and to try and drop my shoulders.
Today I ran and really made an effort to force my shoulders down and to not clench my fists but the pain started again at 6K so I came home before it really kicked off.
Any ideas as to how I can correct my posture without it constantly hurting or why on earth it's only just started?