I know this topic has been covered ad nauseum so forgive me please! I am at the end of my rope so I come humbly to ask a few questions. I am 50:(, and in resonably great health. I completed training last year for an IM but did not execute(long story later). So since Nov, I have been trying to get back in the sadlle for a 1/2 IM in May and to try another irn distance in Nov. My questions revolve around food/nutrition and its effect on joint muscle pain. I have multiple areas of pain that doesn't seem to go away re. chronic hamstring and gastro/soleus pulls/charley horses which are the worst! Very limiting to my running which I haven't done all week. i do have chondral defects in my other knee which is stable and doesn't hurt near as much as the other side. Also a chronic rotator cuff injury X 10 months.
I am doing all the exercises I know to do to get stronger and that has helped. I have a suspicion that I could get alot better with nutrition changes although my diet isn't "bad". I take 3000 mg of glucosamine for my knee, 3000 Omega 3's and a variety of vitamins. Also Aleve 2 X daily. Anything you all can think of to alter my diet to support my joints/pain is appreciated. I can alter a fair amount although cost and time are a factor as it is for all of us.