Sorry chaps but been staying away from this forum due to my difficulties to reach the start line this Sunday. I've had to consider pulling out or running only half the race and walking or quit the race. I've had more pain in my leg and just run 10km this week. I've been to the physio again today and later had a cortisone injection at the doctor's to try and reduce the inflammation and pain. My doctor has 8 Comrades finishes so is very sympathetic. He has given me 2 packs of magic pills (haven't checked the WADA list) as well. He got me to the start in 2013 after getting tonsillitis with 42 hours to go, so a huge reason to trust him.
Take care GM and best wishes for getting this understood and resolved.
Good to see a few fast 5kms going on, particularly Leslie after a long lay off
Great report Poacher - I enjoyed reading that. Uplifting to be reminded that it is not just about the time it takes, but how you get there.
I just had my pain threshold reset in advance of Sunday by a 104kg 2m tall physio. A lot of things are tight and the ITB is just one so I've had a session of deep tissue release and dry needling. It was frankly excruciating pain and I thought I would be leaving in a wheelchair. The treatment has already helped, despite the pain resulting from the treatment, and he believes I would be fine by Sunday. A 'lighter' session booked for Thursday.
The nerves I've had are now beginning to subside and thoughts turning to Sunday's race. Singing Shozoloza to myself and humming Chariots of Fire. Looking Forward to it now