So after training for months beating off a bout of Pneumonia and the norovirus I picked up a knee injury on my last LSR of 22 miles. Tight Hip flexors pulling knee out.
I have had intensive physio, he thinks I should rest and I'll be ok to run on the day as I have done all my training. I've been out a few times and cannot run past 6 miles due to the pain. So am not prepared to go to VLM and then drop out or run in terrible pain and not be able to run for months after.
To say Im gutted is an understatement, I've been totally committed to training, I've got two small children and have spent every spare minute I have running. To have to pull out so near is just so upsetting, after all that training I've done and in the most horrendous of weather.
Just wanted to have a rant on here as just embarrassed myself at school by crying in front of other mums.
"beating off a bout of Pneumonia and the norovirus"
My God, where do you hang out that youre picking up these things????
If your physio is telling you to rest, why are you out running 6 miles? to test it?
Rest it, work on your stretching and you'll be ok - listen to the Physio, he's the expert
That's a really bad run of luck Katy. Are you committed to deferring. You could rest up til middle of next week, or do some light cross training if the physio thinks its ok and see how things develop. I had a mixture of illness and injury last year before a marathon, and ended up taking the decision the day before. Maybe you won't be at your best, maybe you will surprise yourself. I guess a lot depends on the nature of the injury and likely recovery.
Group hug for Katy everyone!!
that's a bummer
but there's no point in having a physio if you don't take their advice. Rest up, report back in a week.
Good advice from the Dude, rest and give it another week.
And don't worry if you do have to defer - it really doesn't feel so so bad once you've made the decision, it's the worrying whether to or not that's distressing.
Sadly, I know how you feel. My training for VLM was going amazingly and then 3 weeks ago, I was knocked off my bike by a dog and I injured my quad. At first I thought it would be ok but it's just gone on and on. I then entered Edinburgh and deferred VLM but now I am not sure that is going to happen either.
Firstly, are you sure you can't do it? If so then, dramatic as it sounds, you have to go stages of upset and grief and then you come to terms with it. I'm still really gutted but realised that being active is more important to me than dragging myself round a marathon and doing some long term damage.
Good luck whatever happens. Anyone who hasn't gone through this, probably doesn't really understand how you feel and they just think it's a running race that you can't do (which it is, but it feels much worse than that)
Screamapillar wrote (see)
Good advice from the Dude, rest and give it another week. And don't worry if you do have to defer - it really doesn't feel so so bad once you've made the decision, it's the worrying whether to or not that's distressing.
I'd like to see your reaction if I 'deferred' from my marathon
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see) Good advice from the Dude, rest and give it another week. And don't worry if you do have to defer - it really doesn't feel so so bad once you've made the decision, it's the worrying whether to or not that's distressing. I'd like to see your reaction if I 'deferred' from my marathon
I think it might be a different reaction altogether David, but then Katy seems to be a decent sort and has trained hard, whereas you're....well.....a bit of a dick really.
Ouch, the worse thing is thats one of the nicer descriptions of me on here!
David, if you deferred your marathon entry I'd say you were doing the right thing.
Real men don't defer.
"Real" men don't have to prove they're "hard" by not deferring when they should defer.
According to Joe Jackson's song, I am!
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