If you're unlucky to have found this page through a Google search, then try here, here, or if you really want to be depressed, here for more informed explanations. Otherwise, let's just say it:
- Is one of the most common injuries among runners
- Often strikes as runners approach forty miles per week for the first time
- Affects twice as many women as men (yeah, we have wider hips, relative to our knees).
But more interesting, I think, will be the mental fight. What will Struggler do now? Will she just give up? Cry? Bitch and moan about how bloomin' unfair it is, when she was doing everything right and diligently following the plan? Or will she just quietly freak out about how on earth to get from 18 miles to 26.2, with 14 weeks and only one good leg?
Photo thanks: Colin Brough