Should I train with sciatica....NEED TO DECIDE BY FRIDAY!!!!!

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07/11/2012 at 12:09

so my come back to running is going to be a huge over achievement, i secured a place in the london marathon and it has been a huge huge dream of mine!!!!

however i am recovering from shin splints and suffering sciatoca at the momnet which is causing mobility isuues, i have good days and bad days!!!

the ballot payment has to be paid by 5pm friday the 9th of november and i really dont know what to do!!!

do i train carfully and just be happy with what ever i managed to acheve or do i be sensible and drop out???!!!!!


07/11/2012 at 13:12

As far as i'm aware, you can pay the ballot entry fee and if you decide you aren't fit enough to run, you can defer yiour entry untl next year. Should be in the book somewhere

Edited: 07/11/2012 at 13:12
07/11/2012 at 14:43

+1 with Ricardo take the place  and if you need to defer it.

Sciatica is common in runners but also generally they can get rid of it quicker than sedentary types.  Hamstrings and piriformis exercises are often all that is needed.

07/11/2012 at 15:09

With mild sciatica you should be ok to run in 6 weeks with some decent physio on it and strengthening of key muscles in the region (glutes, hammies, hip flexors). Confirm it! 

07/11/2012 at 16:40

 "i secured a place in the london marathon and it has been a huge huge dream of mine!!!!"

To me that says it all - pay it and defer if necessary you may not get another opportunity.

08/11/2012 at 19:41
So I have spoken to a few professionals and it would be a huge shock to my system and my body o consider completing the marathon this time round. So I'm gonna give myself more time to train by deferring until next yer.

Thanks for the help guys x. X
12/11/2012 at 16:53

Laura, VLM is a long way off.  What sort of professionals did you speak to and why did they think a marathon would be a huge shock to your system?  Sorry, really curious.

13/11/2012 at 21:41

  she's wanting to do a marathon, with a condition that is massively affecting the training.

If that wouldn't be a huge shock to the system i don't know what would


13/11/2012 at 21:44
The fact that I have not been training for a while upping my training to marathon level to ensure I was up to standard would shake my body. Also I have to consider whether I am a runner or a dancer as the physio was worried that if I pushed myself too much I may ruin my ability to dance as I'm in recovery still
13/11/2012 at 22:40

The marathon will still be there the year after. Enter now and defer (as already mentioned). You will get much more enjoyment from it if you are able to give the training justice. The training is where all the hard work is and the race is the pay-off. The less you train, the more it will hurt. Don't risk your dance abilty for the sake of one day when you don't have to.

Good luck for VLM 2014. 

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