baljc - bum - you are taking it very well - hope it all goes to plan. Did you have flights booked?
Becca7 - is Berlin still go or not this year or ... not sure?
The weather was lovely and the course scenic at Stratford - bumped into a Comrades Green Number (sadly not Douglas) hoping to get his clubmate round to her qualifier (not sure they made it).
So I had been resting since the Tues before last & had had 2 massages. The knee "went" (I am going to have fun on Weds at the physio describing it! **) at 15 miles. So I thought, well if it *can* be fixed, I'd like to get some training value out of today, what *can* I do..? And started walking. Sadly I am not as fast as the racewalkers in my club, but, 11 miles later I still made the (6h luckily) cutoff by 8 mins.
Obviously I can't make the Comrades cutoffs if I can only run the first 15 miles (you'd need to run 15 miles in 1h 40 or so, some folk could do it!), so I'm worried there's something that will take more than 4 weeks to fix going on here.
A bit at the mo but these things happen and I suppose it might be OK...
** mind you, vets manage with patients who don't talk ... our vet is a gait specialist ... perhaps if I wore a monkey suit I could get him to take a look!
Jeez Susan. That's terrible. I'm so sorry. Bloody hell.
Had a nice day out in Stratford yesterday but the knee lasted until about 15 miles and I thought, well, 6h cutoff, lots of walking in Comrades, let's get some benefit out of the day (just in case whatever this is can be sorted in time), and I walked to the finish. I just started walking with the attitude of "See how it goes". And after the finish (I did make the cutoff with less than 10 mins to spare and my bag was the very last left in the Sea Scouts' hut) headed straight to the massage tent - never have bothered before, but... (v. impressed with them by the way, Fire & Earth for those living in the Cov/Warks/Strat area).
Seeing fizz on Weds. Don't know what it is. Not (or not all) ITB I think. I am worrying (quite reasonably I think) that this means Comrades is off.
If you're running 10k after 6 weeks you certainly are pretty fit by normal standards. Why don't you join a local club and look round to see what "people about your level" are doing and what works for them. There doesn't seem to be a problem so maybe, you know, there isn't
They did say "go back if there's no improvement". Don't worry about what they might say. Just carry on going back until one way or the other you're better, or you're sure for whatever reason they can't do anything (I hope not the latter!).