I'm doing Goofy whats your choice
OMG. Went running up to a guy with SLOWTWIN on his tshirt. I stopped short of giving him a big hug. He hasnt a clue who I was. Apparently there are lots of guys called slowtwin in the USA. OOps. NOt our RW one then
HIp recovered enough to run slowly today thankfully. Going to have a go tomroow as well but will take it easy and perhaps do a few walk breaks as well.
Thought it was a bit excessive waiting so long this morning. Thought I would freeze before we took off. Will wear my feather boa tomorrow as well , might provide some extra heat . and perhaps a longer wait in the car.
Very well organised. Great crowd suppport. Unbelievable amount of drinks and loos. DIdnt spot one fella peeing in the bushes.
Right. Off to carb load for tomorrow.
I did enjoy this mornings half, although things havent turned out quite so well for me! the game plan was to nurse my groin and hip with a walk run strategy from the off.. or from about a mile or so in. This was working quite well until around mile 7 or 8 when things started to twinge a little. By mile 11 or so I was really struggling and walking as much as running
In a nutshell I'm in some considerable discomfort. I was getting some 'feedback' from my hip whilst trawling the parks so it came as no surprise to have issues during the run. What is worrying for me is that after 5 or six weeks of complete rest to try and be fit for the start line I am still in a position where it hurts. I think some time away from running is required - it just so happens i've bought a new road bike
So, i wont be doing the marathon tomorrow. It would be utter folly to do so. Its time to draw a line under this experience and whilst it hasnt ended how i'd like i've learnt some valuable lessons. It all went wrong really when I fractured my fibula in June and lost a couple of months training and fitness - whilst playing catch up my body broke down and it was downhill from there. The lesson is that there is no shortcut running these distances, no matter how hard you try.
The very best for tomorrow to fellow runners, oh and Fizz - loads of fellas pee'ing in the bushes
Griffsters thats such a pity for you .
When you fractured your fibula you would have put huge pressure on your pelvis , if not at the time you broke it then when on crutches and when partial weight bearing afterwards . I ALWAYS do pelvic rebalancing on all my lower leg fracture patients. Most groin issues are related to this anyway. Rest wont do anything except make it inactive and then it will kick right back in again. Get that sorted first and you will bounce back at whatever sport you like without injury or shifting the issues to somewhere else.
Today was even more manic than yesterday, GOOd JAWHB runners. !! Thankfully will never hear that again. and ...GO MIAMI ??? ER Must get Ireland written in bigger letters on my top.Better report tomorrow. Enjoy the night guys and girls.
Well done fizziofinn.. congrats on a Goooood JAAWHB .. know what you mean, i've been annoying my daughter with renditions of truuly aawsuuum for the last couple of days. Americans sure do love the word awesome.
Very interesting about what you say about the hip, when I did my fracture the hip took one hell of a jolt as I came off my bike... then the time on crutches obviously puts more pressure on one side whilst the other wastes away I guess. I think a visit to the physio is sensible so a plan can be made, not being able to do anything drives me nuts
Edit: The hip / pelvic issue is on the opposite side to my lower leg fracture... not sure if that means its an unrelated isssue?
Edit 2: A quick google of pelvic balancing highlights lower back issues...that I have as well...hmm.. . maybe its time to give my core and pelvic muscles some attention. Keep hearing about them perhaps its time I acted
Congrats to those who finished thgeir race/s, commiserations for those who didn't
Hubby and I had signed up for the 5K and the goofy (hubbys first full marathon).
We've been here for over a week, but I have had a cold for the last few weeks, which hubby then picked up. Then hubby suffered a bit of food poisining the day before the 5K, so we decided not to run that.
We both ran the Half, hubby did well, stopped for every charater, and did it in 3 hours. I stopped for about 3/4 of the characters, and limped in in 3:23. About 8 miles in my knee was hurting in an unusual place, and the last two miles was limp, limp, swear at the people walking in front of me, limp limp. After crossing the line, the knee seized up, and I couldn't walk. I was clutching a metal railing, balling my eyes out (something I've never done before), when a nice volunteer flagged over the medical team, and they got a wheelchair and took me to the medical tent. Turns out that unual pain was my IT band. Now I understand my friend when she says she crys after a run!
I decided NOT to run the marathon. A decision that my brain knows was right, but my heart thought I was a chicken. I sat in the runners retreat on Marathon day waiting for Hubby, and found myself in tears after seeing runners with their mickey and goofy medals (I don't normally cry).
Very proud of Hubby, who had to walk after 15 miles as he ran out of energy, no doubt due to not eating a proper meal for days. He finished in 6:22! and stopped for several characters.
We can't afford to come back next year as hubby has been made redundant, but fingers crossed for goofy 2013.
Sorry about the injuries but sometimes its better to be sensible.
Fizz well done,
Found both runs a little challenging due to lack of training but managed to get to mile 20 of the marathon before walking but proud to say I reamin Perfectly Goofy.
Will be sigining up for next year. But the next couple of weeks are for R&R so I'll catch up with everyone when I get home need to go and soak my feet!!!
Good stuff all around guys.
When targeting the IT band. Do your detective work on the areas right up at the pelvis . Dont waste time at the knee. Its usually just referred to there . although it can be painfully miserable at that spot. Especially if you get it down to the side of the ankle, Yo uespecially need to check the hip end.
If you put your hands on your hips as if you were in a bit of a mood, your fingertips will be on the front edge of the pelvic rim . Now slide your finger tips backwards until it is on the other aspect facing outwards and slightly backwards. If you rotate your leg unward , you should feel the muscle bunching up under your fingers. Gouge deeply and see if you can find the knots there. You know you are on them as you will generally be able to reproduce the knee pain.
If not, go further back onto the buttock and check along the rim of the pelvis again.
Gotta nail these as early as you can. do them reguarly during the day for short periods at a time. Rolling will help but target this area first.
Griffsters - where do you live?
Finally back in Blighty after hols and aborted Goofy! Realised I've put on a few pounds as well with Christmas, America and no running.. oops. Clothes a bit snugger than they were a month or so ago.
Fizz - i'm in the Rochdale area, I have a feeling you're over on the emerald isle (maybe wrong just got that impression from somewhere not sure where ) If you have any suggestions for exercises or good websites that would be great, or a recommended Physio. Quite like to try some exercises at home if poss as tbh Xmas, America and new bike has pretty much wiped me out
I've got one of those Gym balls somewhere that I bought intending to use and think that maybe useful?
Thanks for any info, appreciated
Where is the Rochdale area? UK/ Anywhere more specific? I might be able to sort something out for you if I can localize you a bit more
Sorry! Rochdale is near Manchester, North West England.
Its not very memorable you're right
Edit: just to add a bit of detail i can replicate the issue if I stand straight and lift my leg so it bends at the knee. Then if lift my foot inwards and up I get a pain in my hip - its quite difficult to pin point exactly. In my amateur sleuthing i've gone from IT band issues to Hip bursitis It started by what I thought was an adductor issue - an ache when lifting my leg where the adductor is.. then spread as I thought I was taking it easy. At the moment its fine when just normal walking.
sorry griffster, was off line for a few days. Am trying to get someone reliable to see to you .
I have pulled a small chunk of bone off my pelvis and there is still fluid around it. Bah.
Not sure what to do now. Will get back to you as soon as I can or by pm.
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sorry griffster, was off line for a few days. Am trying to get someone reliable to see to you .I have pulled a small chunk of bone off my pelvis and there is still fluid around it. Bah.Not sure what to do now. Will get back to you as soon as I can or by pm.
Thanks Fizz, It would be good to see someone recommended so to speak.
I've made an appt with the docs next week as well to try and get referred. Not sure if this will help at all but thought i'd give it a go. I specifically asked to see a Doctor whom I know does quite a lot of running. She may have a more sympathetic and proactive stance to injury than not running / exercising ever again!
I hope that injury isnt too severe, although it sounds like one that could take a while to heal? This running lark - i'm having trouble proving the 'its not good for you' brigade wrong at the moment
edit: I should add, dont feel obliged in any way but obviously any pointers or help is much appreciated. Concentrate on yourself!
Fizz,, well done, good for you !!!!!!!!!!!!
griff, it was the senible and brave thing to do !!! Im proud of you. I am terrible at NEVER giving it up, NOT clever!
Well done Carl...and slowfoot, hope your feet are well and truly soaked....
March the 15th I can sign on the dotted line for next year.....
We booked a cruise post marathon for next year, ah, free room service...
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