With respect to Jindalee I would suggest "Is she really going out with him?" is more apt
(although not bad on the laugh-o-meter)
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!!!
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?
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.
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
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
Oh dear David, you've lost them - they're laughing at you now, not with you...
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.
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.
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.
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