Gosh Rachelgen that's serious stuff, when I had a threatened detached retina [turned out to be vitreous only] during VLM marathon week 2012 I was rushed to an immediate hospital appointment in case I'd need surgery to save my sight.
Must have gievn you a shock, glad you're on the mend.
Mr P I'll bewatching GNR on tele this year! Enjoy the trip.
Hi all very happy bunny here after getting round the marshes sub 2 and speeding up across each of the 6 laps, right leg was still in a cyclingesque gait with too much knee rise, but seriously this was light years away from even my last full gravity run in the hilly park on Tuesday night, almost back to usual levels of confidence in the integrity of landing the foot safely, even on [the very slight] descents.
I did my shoulder twiddles before i left home and again at the start, also fired up the right quads a few times with the seated activation trick, so yes Angela i think this is a significant part of the story.
It's mad because I was particularly chuffed with my recovery from that accident [towpath diving Malcs before they tarted everything up for the Olympics, before which the Lee navigational was like a flat fell race]. I even did all the exercises the physio gave me! But hey my right shoulder is indeeed permanently protracted, and putting it the same as the left feels wierd and immobilizes my right arm a bit, but all the left knee / ITB carry on stops as soon as I do that.
Angela I think your approach is sensible in having a cutback week after such high mileage surges these past weeks, you'll consolidate and absorb the training. Again this is a scientific strategy much espoused by the uncrazy, yet I know it works for marathons when planned rather than enforced that is.
Malcs I think I'll be seeing you at York now, although not for long by the sounds.
Hans C I'm just watching the elite women in World tri on tele here, I'm totally in awe of anyone who makes it to the bike never mind the rest.
Hi all just popping in to sy that the Anatomy in Motion guy I saw on Tuesday reckons that all my injuries [and worsening asthma] are down to the accident I had in March 2006 soon after I first started running but hadn't worked out how to pick my feet up yet.
I had bad breaks to my shoulder and top of arm into the socket and yes, when my scapula is in the right place my left knee doesn't seem to hurt! My right leg neural thing persists but he reckons the left side got saturated and could take no more.
Malcs I went out Tuesday night and ran up and down the hills of Mile End park, they're nit that big, but it's the best I could do, and it wasn't really running as only 6 miles and still not enough to loosen up.
Feral Bob I meant to say that stopping is the bravest thing, it's so hard to do.
Great blog Angela, & yes Manchester was my first thought as an alternative. Where did you stay?
I looked up BQ and have the qualifying time by 15 mins from VMLM this year, at the moment! Would have to equal that or hopefully go to 20 mins out, OR do it next year [that's if I'm grasping the qualifying window]...would love to do it when you guys go over. I only need 4:10, whereas VMLM dropped to sub 4 from 4:15 for F55s last year - aging is a wonderful thing in any case.
Mc Hilly that's a stonking half performance - I've never got sub 1h50, but then haven't trained or tapered for a half.
I have this appointment with an AIM [Anatomy in Motion] guy tomorrow, and he asked me to go back to when I started running and write down a list of every injury I've ever had to bring along.
Well! I started back in August 2005, so yesterday for the entire duration of Diamond League I diligently listed, and listed & listed. I've only got up to May 2007! It is so funny, it's astonishing I've got round any race at all with this lot.
And it's not how I was planning to spend today either!
Managed 22.8 miles yesterday before Junior ParkRun [I was timekeeper so had long chat with Kelly Sotherton], average only 10:06, but with quite a progression elment given very slow start, still nowhere near MP yet, never mind HMP.