Didn't go out for any sort of lsr today- perhaps I was too optimistic about my recovery from last weekends marathon. My knee is niggling. I also had the ususalt crappy day at work yesterday- ended up getting to bed at 1/2 am this am, and woken up at 3:30am about another problem, so very little sleep
The knee is patello femoral, I think, rather than anything seriously structural- this is trouble I've had in the past. Oddly, the worst thing is driving. Running slowly on a steep incline on the tready is fine, as is static cyling, and the cross trainer, so I guess that'll be my taper- time training for next month ( aside form a ski trip).
No one here will be able to advise ,as there are a multitude of different reasons for this, and the specifics of which tests are abnormal matter, as well as the underlying causes.
Sorry, but the only sensible thing to do is to wait to speak to your doctor, and in the meanwhile avoid anything which can affect liver function ( booze, almost any drugs you care to mention- especially paracetamol).
Mace- I am hoping that Ican get back into the running quicker post- marathon, because it was run at less than race pace. Some ultra plans I've read have crazy mileage including massive back-to-backs of more than marathon length.
I think it is very different than recovern after a hard- raced marathon - hope so, or I'm on a path to self- destruct!
Reporting back to say that my recovery from LK is perhaps best ever from a marathon so far- ie, able to run up and downstairs today, and mananged a 20 minute recovery run comfortably on tready this am- I'm not sure how far to push it in terms of running this next 2-3 weeks prior to the taper, but certainly should be able to get out and do a decent run on thursday morning. Perhaps I'll look at P&D multiple marathoning plans for inspiration. Their 4 week plan suggests 8miles this weekend, going up to a max of a mid- week 15 miler, There isn't much of a taper though, but I'm away ski-ing for 1 of the weeks between now and the race, which will be solid taper time. I think that looks sensible, and is better than the temptation for just one more really long one before race day.
OH/ Els- sorry...........I'm terrible at recognising faces- I recognised Els, but , as always with faces I see "out of context", I can't connect a name/ reason I know you to the face, so I stay quiet, as I so often embarrass myself ( I can't figure out whether you're a celebrity, somene I work with, a patient of mine, or someone I've met a previous races, etc). Sorry- didn't mean to be rude.