There will be other half marathons - personally I'd not run it with an injury - what would you prove ?
You could make the injury worse and it'll take longer to recover.
You'll probably not get the time you're capable of.
You might not even finish.
How much did the physio treatments cost ? Surely they'll outweigh the cost of the race entry ?
(you could be as right as rain and do brilliantly - but who can tell !?)
Leetee - you posted a question on here and was hoping for positivity. Sounds to me like you were hoping to hear what you wanted to hear i.e. go for it, you will be fine. The advise from Ultra Cougie makes sense to me. What is more important than missing one race while you recover ?
I believe nearly every one has one leg longer than the other same as we have one foot bigger than the other and one boob bigger than the other. and the body usually learns to cope ...unless it is a greater than average amount which has been properely measured i would not take that as a reason........
no advice for the day than can help...it depends on which tendon and what the damage is to it
better for you to be practical rather than positive...................you have your reasons to do it and so you must focus on these reasons to get you through.these reasons are worth more to you than the chance of a lot of pain and long term injury and expense........
so focus on these important reasons when it gets tough or you have negative thoughts......
I hope that luck is with you and that you manage to run it .or even run/ wlak it without too many problems
OK - Positivity. Have you almost run the distance before in training ? If so that will help reassure you that you can do it.
How many runs have you done where you DIDN'T get injured ?
Does the injury feel better than it did ? Hopefully yes.
Tendon strains can be serious, mild, or somewhere in between. So one positive thing is that your physio has not told you not to do the run (I presume!). If he/she thought you were particularly vulnerable to further injury, then I'd expect them to give you some fairly strong advice.
If your physio is happy for you to run the HM with painkillers, that's fine, but my guess is that you should not be taking them in the lead-up to the race. You need to be very carefully protecting that tendon - to get it in the best possible condition for Sunday - and if you dull the pain, you are not going to be aware if you're pulling and straining the tendon as you go about your daily business.
Good luck with it.
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