Big G, are you still seeing the physio for your injury? I can understand your frustrations, especially missing the structure and routine of running. This is just how I feel when I can't run. You WILL be OK soon but some injuries just need time to heal. The worst bit for me is when people just give me smug looks as if to say 'see I told you it's no good, better off not bothering'.
Beautiful day here again. Finding it a bit harder to get out for a run with kids off but have done a couple of 6-7 mile runs this week. Up to Yorkshire tomorrow - not looking forward to the hills up there!
Don't really understand why someone would want to cheat in a marathon but good to see from the thread that the charity is investigating it. It should be quite easy now with chip timing and photos to look into any anomalies. Interesting that he doesn't have many friends congratulating him on his FB page.
I have had a few bouts of ITBS. The physio is not really sure what causes it for me (over pronation? Weak hips?) But I know from the most recent bout that trying to run through it, even short distances just prolongs the injury. For me, foam rollers didn't really help, apart from making me feel I was doing something. I think for me what got rid of it was complete rest for a few weeks whilst doing a daily session of strenghtening exercises for the hips. As the physio above says, if you can find out the root cause, it is far easier to treat and prevent it coming back.
Do you mean 2:05 Kenny?! Our fuel station was just before the Lucozade 30k part. But it just had the elites drinks so once these were all gone, all you could see were 6 white tables at the edge of the road. Michel R was running on the LHS as he came past at that point.