Using this as my first race back after a long injury so no heroics, just hoping to go under 50mins but don't know much about the course. I used to live at the student village there and know its reasonably flat around there presuming the course doesn't go up to Higher Broughton. Is it a fast course?
Building up quite nicely now, a good 5.5 mile run on Thursday night at a reasonable pace and going to try two runs in the next two days. Something short today around 4 miles then tomorrow going bold with 8 miles.
Just wondered if anyone had any knowledge on the effects of running on osteoarthritis in the hip?
Basically I fractured my hip about 18months ago (non-running injury) and was told there was lipping of the fracture consistent with osteoarthritis. The fracture was around the top of the Ilium and I never get pain from my hip unless pressure is directly applied to the part of the bone where I was injured. I've never had any problems when running but am I likely doing long term damage to my hip by running on it?
I'd avoid trying to run through the pain in your ITB, I made the same mistake when I had the problem a few years ago. But regimented stretching, rolling and ice can sort it out quite quickly I believe.