martin wow thanks! what an offer! I was planning to follow the runners world pacer for 9 min mile but i have no idea where that person will be at the start.
I will be in Pen 5 Red start.
susan, great advice re weaving, thank you. I also had a early practice at 22, oh hang on but I got it wrong second time! No marriage advice from me!
Ikle thats the day I will be doing Snowdonia marathon and you will be at better heights I reckon!
Will read back... but first, am off to the fizz. Wish me luck.
And Dave - thanks for saying I'm worth it My hair IS looking rather lustrous at the moment. *swish*
Good luck AH. Definitely worth it.
Wabo, honestly you will fly around VLM. Think you will surprise yourself. Feel good factor.
Ikle, ditto you.. time to enter an autumn marathon like Chester and do a Tutu wedding dress.
I'm on blue start VLM. How can you tell your pen number? thought that was at the expo, or are pen numbers known for charity places? Khanivore, is yours off the ballot or not.
Some MP miles tonight. Daylight. No more vampire night time runs.
Can't remember when you find out your pen number. When I last did London it was printed on your number.
Right. Well, as I thought, fizz also thinks it's meniscus-related. She thinks it's just worn down in the spot that it hurts so it's bone against bone - probably has been for a while. Would explain why running down hill and some types of lunge mess it up. It's obviously starting to settle at the mo so (not limping , although I have been mainlining ibuprofen for days) which makes me think that in 10 days I'll be good to go for it to do it's last 26 miles on for a while. Apparently there are surgical procedures these days which rough up the bone surface a bit to get it to toughen up and last a bit longer sans-cartilage. I've got to be careful of little baby fractures that can happen and would Be Bad.
Meanwhile, it seems there's a place in Waterloo which does MRI scans at half the price of normal private scans with very little, if any, waiting list. She's referring me and I'll see if I can get it scanned in the next few days. Wish I'd known about it before - I'm so busy over the next 10 days. If I can get the results quicky, it might inform my decision about whether it's ok to run. (Well obviously it's not ok to run, but you know what I mean.)
That is the end of the news.
Don't know, Ikle. I sway between wild optimism - when it doesn't hurt - and deep gloom - when it does hurt. I think I've actually got my head around not doing it - and that is definitely the right decision. However, the idea that I could actually do it is very exciting and seems like a nice bonus.
What's scared me is how debilitating the pain is and if I do serious damage during the marathon I'd have to put up with that pain, or worse, until the lovely NHS can deal with me. Not being able to walk without pain is awful... I really think I'd prefer the chance of it calming down and me being able to stay active, even doing short runs, until it can get sorted out in the autumn, rather than one last marathon with the chance of sub-4 followed by months of pain. I've got my swim to think about, too.
So - jury's out.
oh thats not good news.
as you say, have to look at long term, walking without pain is way higher on the list than running any silly marathon.
how does it feel at the moment AH, after resting it?
Today is worse than yesterday . Wierd. Don't know what I can have done to annoy it - unless I was shivering violently in bed from the lack of heating...
Gosh I sound grumpy! I'm not really that grumpy - which is a miracle, really!
AH - so sorry to hear about that - gutting so close to marahton day. I know its not the same but I limped to the start of VLM 2008 and managed to get round - its amazing what the body can do. Here's hoping that the pain eases a bit before Marahton day. Hope you can get on for the scan quickly.
Starting to get taper madness with 2 and a bit weeks to go. whilts runnign I;m feeling great and strong but legs seem to ache after every run and despite doing 50% more mileage than last year having panic about not doing enough. It wil be a relief when its all over and I can have a couple of weeks total rest.
IB - hah - I remember going green after a small medical procedure and being made to lie down and THEN THEY WOULD NOT LET ME GET UP because my heart rate was too low - I asked what it was and had to tell them that was normal. Not as low as yours though, envy envy.
AH how unprintably unprintable. Hope the person doing the MRI is charming.
Don't go! Moop!
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