So good to catcg up with all these posts on my commute! Very good community.
Has anyone ever been to a running coach / had biomechanical analysis (beyond normal gait analysis for shoes)? I'm thinking I may have slightly didgy technique (especially after my mum commented that I 'have always walked a bit funny'.. might explain my consistent injuries so thinking of getting a session with o e (particularly with the running school). Has anyone tried this at all? Also what do people tend to do for injury preventation (especially the more injury prone people). I stretch, foam roller and ensure im not over training, as well as keeping up my swimming...but just wondered if anyone does anything else thats effective?
Thanks all and good luck for everyone for Sunday! I'm currently debating whether to go and watch it in person, or if ill be too bitter and jealous!!
Orapidrun- your exp is just horrible. I hope you recover well and find out what caused it.
stuchbury- I agree with above. Take the three weeks. Properly recover and see how you feel. Dont do it if you feel bad on the day as youll just be more frustrated bit you have the distance and experience and can definitely do it.
yermaj - thats really tough. But what an attitude - youre so right, sometimes its just not your day.
I love this thread already!
Has anyone done Bournemouth? I entered out of pure frustration with yestday and as a friend is doing it...but not too sure what its like!
Also been reading back and I now really wish id seen this sooner! My friend and I got completely lost looking for the expo (turns out there are 2 parc de expositions in paris and we were pointed to one that was really not in the right place. Arrived there and there may as well have been tumbleweed rolling across a deserted industrial estate..). One of those ridiculous stories that at the time leaves you incredibly angry but is now just hilarious!
Posted on h&i but I had a DNF yesterday. Training had gone well but picked up a calf strain on my last long run. Lots of RICEing and thought was better...but from the first step it hurt. Got to about 4 miles and just thought this isnt worth it - was limping and in pain.
The one grumble I have is that there were no paramedics anywhere. I guess it was early on but it meant I was stood at the side crying my eyes out with not a clue what to do. Found a metro and some wonderful man bought me a ticket and helped me get back to the start...woukd still be there crying if it wasnt for him!
I am still pretty gutted but know it was best to drop out. Had trained for a marathon last year too but trapped my sciatic nerve. Both were a week after 20 milers which had felt v comfortable - I'm thinking I need to improve my strength and flexibility as I do have muscle imbalances in my hips. Wont give up though... I love the long runs and after years of competitive long distance swimming, I know the stamina is there...just need the strength!
Great to read peoples experiences, and its motivating me to try again next year!!