Good running by everyone again this weekend.To all the tired ones,don't worry only another 3 weeks til the taper kicks in.
Whaqatac:I'm pretty sure it was yourself who suggested the pattstrap when I 1st thought I was suffering from it band issues.I gave it a bash on the treadmill today.Got to say it worked well.I managed 5 miles with just a mild sporadic pain,absolutely nothing like before,infact I could have ran longer but decided against it as that's part of the reason I've got the injury.
Still going to stick to strengthening my glutes and hips as advised by the physio and do alternate between cycling and running, I'm not getting carried away or my hopes up too much
I'm glad it has helped. There is a good video at the following link which explains what the strap is trying to do. Hopefully it should give you enough confidence to get you to the start and more importantly the finish line! When I got ITBS a number of years ago, it was about seven weeks before a marathon and the strap allowed me to continue training, run the marathon and then resolve the underlying issues post race to eradicate it, fingers crossed for you.
I'm currently trying a number of different taping methods with kinesio and zinc oxide tape to see if I can effectively tape my ankle to stop the peroneal pulling but have yet to find one that has worked. I can get up to about 5 miles with a slight pain but anything over 10 seems to cause a stabbing pain in the side of the foot which can last a couple of days and is very bad in the morning. Oh well, I will try taping method number 7 tomorrow and see how that one holds up!
Congrats to everyone with their PB's last week, some very good running. Only a few more weeks before the taper starts
Well it unfortunately looks like my attempt to make it to the start line after my ankle rupture is not going to happen after all. It appears my over zealous enthusiasm has set me back again.
I tried a LSR of 11 miles on Sunday and parts of my ankle didn't seem to feel right but I persevered anyway believing that I was just over thinking every twinge and slight pain as something more serious. I had a lot of pain in the outside and underside of my foot on Monday morning that started to dissipate as the day wore on but on waking Tuesday morning it was outright painful to stand.
The physio warned me when I started back running that the peroneal tendon may cause me problems as it is common in patients with the type of ankle snap that I had and he wasn't wrong, I now have peroneal tendinopathy/tendinitis . The only real cure for it is to stop running whilst it settles down. If anyone else has ever suffered from this injury then I'd be really grateful on your feedback and about your recovery.
So looks like I'm back on the supporters bench cheering you all on with my wife and daughter for the marathon again!