Carterusm with Spoons
Carter - he sounds like he knows his stuff. At least you know what to do now. Stick with the exercises, stretching etc and see how it goes....
Carl - don't panic yet. See how you are tomorrow. It might be nowhere near as bad as you think....
I am trying to be very calm about this. I am trying not to panic. I am telling myself that it will be alright tomorrow. I can but hope.
Up until it happened I was really felling great.
Why now ? Why me ? Shit happens ....
Jaysus if we didn't have bad luck on this thread sure we'd have no luck at all.
Carter - At least you have it diagnosed and the corrective measurese to sort it, sounds like you have moret han a fighting chance.
Carl - See what tomorrow brings, it may be something of nothing.
I have not told my OH.
I am desperately hoping that I will wake up tomorrow and realise it was all a bad dream.
Jeez Carl - sh1t one. rollercoaster of emotions for you tonight, I guess you were surprised at how good you felt as the session progressed and full of renewed optimism for Sunday, then bang like a sniper shot in the hamstring your hopes were at an all time low. Gutted for you mate. As Spoons says all you - can do is see how it feels tomorrow - fingers crossed.Carter - not fantastic news either certainly in terms of Manchester, you seem to be taking the 50/50 verdict very calmly. However good news that you seem to have a physio on the job that knows their onions and can get you sorted! As I always say - there are plenty more marathons but only one of you.If it is any consolation I had my worst session ever tonight. Tempo Tuesday on the treadmill was supposed to be 1 mile w/up followed by 5 miles at 7.40ish pace. Had to back the thing off to a walk at 4.1miles as I though I was going to heave ... walked for a few mins and started running again @ 8.45 pace until 5.5 miles and had to back off to a walk again as I was feeling very green again... jogged the last quarter of a mile or so to get the session done.Note to self - a pub dinner of Gourmet Mexican Burger with fries plus whatever the kids didn't finish an hour previous to the run isn't the best fuel for a speed session
Sounds promising. Fingers crossed....
Cannot get in to see my physio until 6pm tomorrow night so I will have to run with that.
As I walked to work I felt it more , particularly on the bigger strides.
Very frustrating ....
I pretended today that life was carrying on as nornal and went to the running shop at lunchtime and Boots.
Stocked up on my gels for Sunday, drink bottle thingy, new running socks, anti chaf stuff, muscle cream etc.
On my way home, I decided that waiting to see the physio tomorrow night to find out if I could run on Sunday was a bit like a cop out. Not fair asking him if I can run really ...
I am still going to see him because I need him to do his magic, but I just wanted to know ..
So applied loads of deep heat, my compression shorts and off out into the cold I went.
Decided that I would do this on the running track as this would reduce any impact.
Over the fence.
Loads of stretching ...
I set off on mile 1. It was tough at the start but eventually I found some sort of rhythm. I was very aware that the leg was tight and I could feel it every time my foot landed.
It was very cold with a ridiculous crosswind on the back straight.
Completed Mile 1 in 8:56.
Carried on into Mile 2. During this mile I began to think that maybe with some physio and strapping I might be able to get round. Am I mad ?
Completed mile 2 in 8:48.
Mile 3 was easier. I began to stop thinking about my leg and concentrate on running. My mind was in overdrive. I am running but have clearly done something to my hammy. Should I just call this a day now. What if it really goes during the marathon.
Completed mile 3 in 8:29.
Overall 3.3 miles at 8:49 pace.
A decent run in the circumstances.
I have been back in the house for over an hour now. Leg is feeling ok. It is still tight but in a funny way it feels better for doing some running.
Is this normal ? What have I done ? Is it possible to run 26.2 miles with this ? or should I just call it a day and recover fully and run another day as there will be other marathons ?
My physio will get me to the start line if I really want him to. He is really good. Ultimately it is down to me to make the decision.
I do not know what to think anymore.
Leaves it very late for you to make a call on travelling or not Carl
How are you feeling about the possibility Paris isn't gonna happen this time?More like myself tonight - did my 10 mile MLR in lovely spring sunshine @ MP. Averaged 8.32 pace for the run:9.03 (w/up); 8.39; 8.34; 8.28; 8.29; 8.23; 8.29; 8.40; 8.21; 8.17Felt a nice comfy pace and HR was nice and low @ 147bpm but my right knee started to get a little sore in the mid section but then improved in the last 3 or 4 miles.
Starting to get a little concerned - think it is runners knee. Would describe it as feeling a bit stiff and the outside of the kneecap is slightly tender to the touch/press ... Carter - do these sound like similar symptoms to yours? I will need to try and manage this niggle as best as I can during the next 10 days of training which see my mileage peak (including two 22mile LSRs) before taper. I am wondering should I take a extra rest day or two at the expense of a couple of speed sessions to ensure I get the LSRs done?
Typing at the same time as you Carl!Well that run sounds encouraging - sounds like maybe a bit of strain on the hammy last night maybe rather than a full blown pulled hamstring? Maybe a combination of the physios magic and an easy run or two will help you run through it?
Ricky - that was what I was thinking. And why I went out tonight. Tomorrow night was just too late. Still need his magic hands to do some magic. But as you say if I had pulled the hammy properly I doubt I could have run 3 miles.
So if it is just a strain, do I run again ? it sortof feels better tonight after running. Maybe I will need to see what it feels like in the morning, do the physio and go for a short run early Friday.
Spoons - what do you think ?
Sounds very promising Carl. Get down the physio tomorrow, get him to strap you up and onto the start line. Ask him whether you can race or just jig round. Then start at race pace anyway aand see how it feels. If it feels wrong early on then reduce to a jog and enjoy the event.
Ricky - not you as well get a massage, foam roll it, stretch it and have an easy day or two.
We need to put a health warning on this thread.
Spoons started it.
Carter and I have followed.
Ricky is thinking about it.
Oirsih - what about you. Want to join the party ?
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