share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
I think I've identified the problem in my leg as hip bursitis, rather than an ITB problem. Anyone had this and got any suggestions on how to improve it?
Rosemary - This one got me last year, being a typical bloke it was chronic before I would see the doc, it was very painful even when walking by the time I got checked out.
local surgery prescribed Diclofenac and total rest for 6 weeks, after 6 weeks total rest i took a little trot out and was back to square one, went back to docs who simply prescribed the same drug and layoff period.
Not wanting to lose another 6 weeks I went private and during the initial consutation received a cortisone injection 2 weeks later back running as if I had never had Trochanderic Bursitis A year later I get the odd twinge during high mileage weeks but thankfully so far no repeat of the scorching pain from before.
I have introduced two strength workouts a week paying particular attention to back, core, glutes, inner and out thigh to try and ensure I am stable around the hips.
I know cortisone injections are an emotive topic, the specialist and I spoke about it and his view was we were simply injecting a sack of fluid (bursa) to take away an inflammation and none of the soft tissue damage isssues usually associated with cortisone injections were really that valid in this case.
The docs were able to diagnse very easily through testing the range of movement or lack of it in my hips.
GOOD LUCK WIB AND ROSEMARY TODAY AT THE BEAST!!
Touie2 - soudnds very preferential to having the begeebers scared out of you by a needle that looks like it was designed for Elephants. If it flares again will be asking for that first!
Rosemary... How did you get on today? I saw someone wearing tribal type rocktape on their achilles. Was that you?
Now onto bursitis. I had it in my knee back in april. After seeign the physio I was told I coudl still run but to stretch my hamstrings well (3 times a day) as they were part of the problem and to ice it after each run to prevent any inflamation from the training. Obviously you will require a different stretch to me but the icing would still apply I guess? I am no doc so obviously a sports physio would be better than me
afternoon all....and WIB , a big well done sunshine, you are too modest.;)
Rosemary , did you have a good day too?
well, after a little trip to Cotswold outdoor today, purchase of a new NF hoody and a crap attempt to spell Solemnly...this appeared in my head...its meant in fun and a lighthearted way....
THE ULTRA RUNNERS OATH : one hand on The North Face catalogue:
I, do Salomonly swear to finish my ultra, let us not linger at the aid stations,
lead us not into temptation to go under the 12 m/mile or unmarked courses
but deliver us from the evils of road races and tarmac,
for shotbloks are the power and the trail is the glory
for ever and ever......
loulabell wrote (see)
afternoon all....and WIB , a big well done sunshine, you are too modest.;) Rosemary , did you have a good day too? well, after a little trip to Cotswold outdoor today, purchase of a new NF hoody and a crap attempt to spell Solemnly...this appeared in my head...its meant in fun and a lighthearted way.... THE ULTRA RUNNERS OATH : one hand on The North Face catalogue: I, do Salomonly swear to finish my ultra, let us not linger at the aid stations, lead us not into temptation to go under the 12 m/mile or unmarked courses but deliver us from the evils of road races and tarmac, for shotbloks are the power and the trail is the glory for ever and ever...... Garmin.
I like it lol
thank you Touie
Nice one Lou,..But wouldn't we be better of using Relentless forward progress held in our right hand ?...Best buy of the day, Why We Run A Story of Obsession by Robin Harvie,bought for £1.99 from the works book shop in Doncaster
Daytrekker, we could indeed hold RFP in our hands to vow
is that the one where he tells about running the Spartathalon? its good isnt it.....
That's the one ,only read the first chapter so far,and thought Ive been there and done that,[taking a wrong turn and getting lost].looking forward to sitting down to read more latter
I couldn't get into that one - ended up giving it away...
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...i havnt read the whole book i just read a fascinating chapter that was in the Telegraph magazine last year...it really just captivated me, so much that i ripped out the article and ket it...
I'm sure that's the one - I swapped it for something else about a year ago... I know, Run Like Hell - by Matt Beardshall, which worked out well as I then got to know him online, and went for a run with him earlier in the year!
Phew, what a weekend!
WiB, seriously, you are a SUPERSTAR!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe that you managed that course in 3.30 and I think you are amazing, I realised after the first lap that even sub-5 would have been a real achievement for me and my road pb is 3.40. Jesus, my quads are grumbling today. I can honestly say that this was the hardest marathon I have done - Beachy's not as tough, because the hills are spread out and short and sharp.
Lou, loving the ultra marathoners pledge of allegiance
WiB yes, I had the tattoo style rock-tape. Alastair, I also wore compression capris and thankfully I didn't have any problem with the bursitis, but it does seem as though as it's a fairly common problem - another one to work one!!!!
Cheers Rosemary Well done for getting the job done. Some running in the Lakes has taught me to look after my quads! It was a tougher course than I expected. I loved the run through the forest though. Shame it was only a short bit. Good fun though.
I did see you on one of the laps then running along the bottom part after dropping down the first hill at the start of the lap just before crossing over that little road. You had an inov8 bag on too I think? I had my ultraspire vest and a hand held bottle. Shame I didn't spot you at the start or before to say hello.
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