Protecting knees during a marathon
Hi all, after some advice really....
..running a marathon in May, it will be my second after running London in 2014.
Back at that race, my knees and ankles started to feel like concrete after 16 miles, and this is very much on my mind for the upcoming event; I am happy with my fitness and feel the main barrier to my target will be how sore the knees get.
I don't generally suffer many running niggles except for the odd bit of muscle fatigue in the quads, and in 7 half marathons I have never had any real issues, so it seems to be just the log long distances that get me. I am an over-pronator, am now wearing a stability shoe, do m best to smooth out any changes in direction and try to "float" as much as possible and not fall too heavy. I have read numerous articles about knee pain but none seem to really hit home about typical fatigue (not injury) and how to help get through with as mninimal discomfort as possibe.
I have read all kinds of things about hip flexors and strengthening muscles and running styles but there is a lot of conflicting advice! Any help needed!!