TR - A bit too crestfallen to plan (although beer is helping!) properly but there is a small local marathon that my Mum could come and watch in late October. I could potentially win it and I know that would make her very happy.
At the moment I'm just a bit worried that my usually reliable fizz didn't get the problem nailed in one. Going to see her again when she's free and hopefully get back to pain free running ASAP as I feel similar to CC2!
Like Lev, I decided that four weeks out is decision time and planned 2 knee tests today - one short and sharp and one long and slow. Did three quickish miles this morning and knee felt ok-ish. Went out for a planned 13 at an easy pace and it was quite painful by 3 miles so binned it, along with my London entry. It's been four weeks since first sign of trouble with 2 weeks of no running at all while I was also ill.
It's time to accept the situation, recover properly and move on.
Good luck to everyone at VLM - I shall be watching on the telly and stalking on the t'internet
Quick update from the bench. Saw physio on Monday and I had mega tight adductor/lateral quad with shedloads of knots and things stuck together. She got rid of all them (some rubbing and some poking with needles) and the legs felt great. Unfortunately she said that as those muscle were effectively 'stuck' down, they were dragging the knee out of place and there was inflammation around the inside of the knee cap and this is what was hurting. It still hurts but she seemed confident it will go away soon. I've run three days in a row (max 8m) with some MP miles and it hurts so plan to have two days off now and eat a load of anti-inflammatories to hopefully settle it all down.
Muss - For me, three weeks post-marathon is too close for good racing. Others recover much quicker!
I'm feeling pretty much 100% today so thought I'd give me troublesome knee a little run out. It's been two week since my last proper run and yet I can still feel that something is wrong, even when walking. The run made it no worse or no better - not painful, just felt a bit tight and 'wrong'. Going to stick to short, easy runs and get off to the fizz next week, provided I don't contract Ebola or something!
Good luck to the Barca crowd. Fingers crossed for good conditions.
Quick update - we moved on Monday and I was just about over the lurgy. Unfortunately the lurgy was just a prelude to a horrid chest infection that kept me in bed and unable to eat for nearly two days. Signed off work for a week and on antibiotics that don't allow me to expose my skin to sunlight! It will end up being a total of 2.5 weeks off running, provided the knee is ok. Definite target readjustment required but just interested in getting back on the road. The only way is up