Absolutely Gutted having to defer London with 2 weeks to go

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08/04/2013 at 15:48

With respect to Jindalee I would suggest  "Is she really going out with him?" is more apt 

08/04/2013 at 15:49


(although not bad on the laugh-o-meter)


08/04/2013 at 15:52

08/04/2013 at 16:50

Grewella:- Good luck with your knee, fingers crossed for you!

Pip:- Really sorry to hear your story, pesky dogs, really hope you get better asap and can get a marathon done?  You are right it is the worst feeling in the world at the moment, the school mums think I'm mad - crying because I cant run a Marathon.

Well this morning I was all ready to push that defer button but after reading your replies perhaps I could give it a few more days of rest and stretching? 

I'm just so worried that if I continue to rest and then risk running on the day I will either do myself long term damage, take a really long time (not what I've trained for) or have to stop and give up - which I'd hate.  I guess no one really knows whats going to happen on race day whether fully fit or not. 

Thanks for all your replies and support - some have most definatley brought a huge smile to my face!  just what I needed!!! 








08/04/2013 at 17:15

Katy, I think you should go back to the physio, just check you haven't done any more damage by running when you were told not to, then go for a short run a couple of days before and decide whether or not to defer then. If you can't run more than a few miles without pain now, you'll have a very good idea, say, on the Friday before if you try and do a gentle 5 miles or something.

Is the one that brought a huge smile to your face when Screamapillar suggested DF3 wasn't boyfriend material?

08/04/2013 at 17:25

Katy, I agree with literatin.  It's hard to be in that limbo land of 'can I, can't i' but it wont make any difference if you defer now or on the Friday before.  Rest up, see your physio and try and run for about 5 miles on the Thurs or Fri before and make a call then.  It means you're left in limbo land for a while longer but if you get to run then it will be worth it.  Your fitness shouldn't have taken any kind of hit.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.


08/04/2013 at 17:35

It will be a horrible and frustrating few days not knowing, but is definitely worth sticking with it. By the Wednesday before a marathon last year, I still couldn't run comfortably. A day or so before I managed 2.6 miles pain free and decided that if I could do 10%, I'd get through 100% of 26.2 miles. I immediately stopped running and got ready to go. Not great thinking I know, but I got through it. You can defer very late on so keep your finger off the defer button!

If there is any doubt about the long term nature of the injury, go back to your physio

Edited: 08/04/2013 at 17:36
08/04/2013 at 17:36
Yay!!!! Don't press the button just yet ... You are not alone. Now rest up till weekend .....you have put amazing mileage in so now time to sleep well and eat loads! Have a good evening xxx
08/04/2013 at 17:40
Hey Katy, I had problems with my knee 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately for me I already deferred from last yr after. Anyway I went to my physio, hot and cold compression, foam rolled religiously 3 times a day and also cycled to maintain fitness. I went out a week later and 5 miles was painful so I went back to my routine but this time I swam instead of cycled. I went out on fri and managed 5 miles initially a slight niggle which wore off and then went out again yesterday and managed 10 miles, I prob could have pushed for 12 but decided against it. What I'm trying to say is stay off it and don't do any short runs. Keep rolling and try a short run thurs/fri before the marathon and then make a decision. You've got till sat to defer so don't make a decision just yet.
08/04/2013 at 17:50

Cheers guys, it is the worst feeling in the world not knowing whether run or not - I guess what I wanted was the physio to say 'thats it your out' but he hasnt said that.  Will get myself booked in with him this week, see what he says.  

Oh yes it was the boyfriend material shout and obviously Pudge calling him a dick!  Sorry David!

Really thanks for the advice and support 


08/04/2013 at 19:05

Oh dear David, you've lost them - they're laughing at you now, not with you...

17/04/2013 at 16:51
Hi all,

Just thought I'd give you an update - went out for my first run today (couldn't wait any longer) and unfortunately only managed 2 miles before my knee started hurting, (really hurting) so i think running 26.2 miles is just not an option - am gutted.....

Will have a very large glass of vino by my side whilst I push that withdraw button.

Cheers for all your help/support

Good luck to everyone running will be cheering you on from my sofa!

Katy x
17/04/2013 at 17:00

Really sorry to hear that Katy. Enjoy the wine and at least you won't be in limbo any more once you've pushed that button. See you next  year.

18/04/2013 at 11:42

Sorry Katy   I saw the officials putting the railings up today (I work near Blackfriars) and felt a bit sad still.

Onwards and upwards.  There will be other races, but there might not have been if you had pushed yourself and done some real damage.

18/04/2013 at 11:49

Sorry to hear that Katy - you've got a whole year to look forward to the next one now though!

Hope your knee problem clears up soon.

19/04/2013 at 09:53
Katy!!!!!!! This is a learning curve for all us marathon virgins..... I know now not to run through the pain .... More core focus and sorting out hips and getting physio appointments earlier!!!! My knee is still not right but physio thinks it will be fine with no long term damage so getting it strapped up tonight and fingers crossed!!!!! Get yourself fixed and get back out there!!!! You will be stronger and fitter and wiser for it all!!! Can only be a positive outcome

There are loads of other races around so do not worry ... Maybe sign up for a half to get you in the swing of it ... Royal parks is a good one!!!!! Take care xxx
20/04/2013 at 08:25
Cheers all!

Pip I can imagine its been a rough time for you - read that you missed out on marathons last year? We'll be there better and stronger next year, for sure!!

Grewella good luck will be keeping everything crossed for you, listen to your physio you can do it! Will you let me know how you get on please? Will be routing for you! Xx

Good luck everyone!!!! Xx

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