Elite Advice: From Injury to Victory

How four elites managed to turn disappointment into drive

Posted: 23 February 2011
by Ruth Emmett

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We all face hurdles in our training from time to time. "It's important to remember that you're far from the only person to face a setback, and that how you chose to deal with it can make or break you as an athlete," says Dr Victor Thompson (sportspsychologist.com). Here's how four elites faced down their personal adversities - and came back stronger than ever.

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I have picked up an injury i have had a friend who is training in physio he has said I havent got runner kneee, but my quads are causing me pain at the top of my knee.  At the moment there is a slight swelling above my knee.  I am resting it for 4 days as that is the advice he has given me, I am also going to see my doctor but I have a 10k run in 7 days.  I am hoping this doesnt stop me running as I have been running for a year now and really enjoy it.  It also has lots of benefits, like happy endorphins and helps keep my weight down and also its my tie to clear my head. I would be lost without running but if I end up having to stop as you cant run without your knees I am going to be gutted.  Any other advice

Many Thanks


Posted: 11/03/2012 at 11:04

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