I'm sorry to hear your knee is no better, Mags. If its a meniscus tear, the pain usually feels sharp. It's usually not bone rubbing, but the knee is a sensitive area and even small disruptions can be very painful. Your knee still sounds stable, so a knee support or brace probably won't help much.
You're wise opting to go to the Belfast Knee Clinic/. The surgeons there have a good reputation. If you need a knee MRI, I know one of the private imaging centres in Belfast can do it within a day or so at the moment.
No, you can't run at the moment, and even have to be careful walking. But can you borrow a bike to at least get you out on the road and help strengthen your quads a bit?
C75 - intend doing Craigavon Lakes. PB potential race there ,then probably Lisburn Half, and maybe Ards Half if I recover from birthday weekend in Dublin at take that . up a category to Male 45
8 mile @ 6.33 ave last night ( the long tempo). Splits a bit uneven due to the wind but HR effort contstant throughout.
Mags - have you tried icing the knee. For past week I have use an ice pack for about an hour on left knee. still a slight problem and am seeing physio in next week or so but able to train well and little or no post stiffness / pain.
JMcC - that's a good looking tempo pace, or distance. One or the other.
Sorry for folk who are having difficult injury spells - being patient, and taking some professional advice if something isn't getting better on its own, sound like obvious advice, but we're all guilty of failing to follow them at times.
The gods were shining on me this morning - beautiful conditions for a long run in to work (thank god that blustery wind is away). 15.5m or so, starting at around 6am. Mornings like this make me think I really should do it more often.
It'd be nice if lady luck continued to shine on me at Down Royal later this evening. But she's very fickle.
No racing this weekend for me, but over to Stranraer for the HM next weekend, and I'll be at the Decathlon 10k the following weekend.
Good luck folk racing - Newry or elsewhere.
Mags it's tough but you kind of end up getting used to it after a while so coming back gets harder...
The important thing is though to make sure and replace the running with something which will be beneficial to any injury - I used to lunchtime run then I replaced that with flexibility / core work and now I do that every day. Use the time you had for running to your benefit. Cross training of some description will retain fitness too.
Good running in your 5k JR.
Going to give parkrun a blast tomorrow morning in the hope of knocking a bit of time off my time from 3 weeks ago though be another month or two before looking at any PB threats unfortunately
Good luck Jim in Newry marathon and anyone else doing any running over the weekend.
Ran the 5K fun run in Ballymoney tonight. The legs are still a bit heavy after the 10K on Tuesday evening but loosen up and picked the pace up a bit on the second half. Good wee run and a bit of money raised for Cancer Research.
Joe see you in the morning hopefully the wind will have eased off.
Jim good luck on Sunday. TG have a good run at the Park Run
Mags I am hard to live with when I am injured. Try to find something to keep the fitness up.
Anyone know anything about the Decathlon 10k? (other than what is on the website). Planning to enter Lisburn but noticed this race and as a weekend suits me better am considering entering.
Concerned that entry numbers may be low - anyone any inside info on the Decathlon set-up, expected entries etc?
I thought Carrick was a great race last year - pity.
Pity about your turnout Kenny - bank holiday weekend so maybe a few people away.
Ran the parkrun this morning. Finished up in 18:50 on a very windy day. Haven't done enough speedwork as 6 minute miles is still a massive shock to the system so need to step up the tempos! 15 seconds quicker than 3 weeks ago in considerably worse conditions so happy enough as all I'm looking for at the minute is progress. 139 or so participants so we're still getting the numbers with 2 races.
The decathlon race is being well advertised Bracken. I suspect there'll be a good enough turnout and they claim to offer £25 worth of goodies for something like (though don't quote me on this) £12 entry so I would guess that will entice plenty of people.
Well done at parkrun TG. You are progressing well.
Kenny, I was speaking to JamesT and he said conditions were tough in Coleraine. A low turnout for you but a good day for Ballymena Runners with 2nd and 5th positions for James and Noel.
I got a slow 9 miles done today on grass. Averaged 8.29 pace and kept HR below 70% for 96% of the run. A few slightly higher readings but overall I am happy with the run.
All the best tomorrow Jim and is Robin doing the full marathon too ? Good luck to him too if he is.
Mags - sorry to hear about the injury. When my IT band put me out for 3 months a few years back, and I couldn't even cycle or swim without pain, my hubby bought me a punchbag. Partly so that I could get some form of exercise and partly to stop me taking my frustration out on him . I can highly recommend it.
Fair play to anyone racing today - it was pretty windy! I almost got blown off the top of Knocklayd mountain! Fingers crossed it will die down for tomorrow's race. Good luck Jim and anyone else doing it.
It's good to hear that the comebacks are progressing for Tommygunn and Rodney.
Very well done, Robin. I see the provisional results are up now. You made a really good job of catching up with Jim.
I did it last year and liked it. It's small & friendly, with bottled drinks and gels galore along the way. And I loved the Mars bar & crisps at the end! The canal path can be a bit lonely though.
Excellent bit of running, Robin.
Well what a balls up of Newry i made today target was sub 3hrs 30mins so i set off and ran the first half in 1hr 40mins which was 3.20 pace this was crazy but i just could not help myself as i loving the hills over the first half as it just like the roads we run on during our Sunday morning runs anyway the pace told and the wheels came off over the last 6 or 7 miles i took 1hr 54 mins for the second half and its far easier than the first you would think i would know better but you know i still enjoyed the run even know great event despite it being a low key marathon.
Great stuff by my mate Robin who got a PB and was catching me fast and would of had me if there was another few hundred yards to go.
Would i do Newry again yes
Was talking to Alan R who was floating about on his bike today
OH and by the way where are all the UTD men hide your heads in shame
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