Hi I did this race two years ago and im looking forward to doing hopefully a big pb. Other than the climb the route is on a slight decline. Personally, as the miles went on, the downhill bits were the more painful ones on the old legs. Race is very well organised and I would highly recommend entering it
Well i was diagnosed with a tibial stress fracture six weeks ago after completing the m2m challenge; a distance of 450 miles over 11 days. Prior to that i had been regulary etching up weekly mileages of 100 miles plus. All was well until half way into my race i got injured. The race organiser first thought it was compartment syndrome followed by maybe a twisted ankle. Anyway the up shot was i completed the race by dragging my carcass over the distance the remaining days.
When i came home i took a trip up to the a&e and they very kindly told me the bad news. My stress fracture (if that is what it actually is!), is just above where the foot meets the leg. I say "maybe" stres fracture, as i have had two x rays with the latter showing some fracture lines.
How does one go along getting an MRI scan or bone density scan? It would be good to have proof that i do indeed have a fracture. For one thing, it would make it easier for me to get my head around this.
As it is i started back this week on the static bike twice after having my leg in plaster for 4 weeks and now wearing a walking boot.
I dont seem to have much pain just walking around my house boot free but it does tend to ache in bed at times especially as i lie on my front which pushes my toes away from my foot.
I also find that when i try to rotate my ankle etc i get quite a bit of pain on the shin.It's also still painful to the touch,
My gym physio tells me i am looking at another six weeks before i can return to running. I have to say i am sooo struggling with that. I am an ultra runner and its hard to see my fitness level decreasing. I have decided to learn to swim with a view to doing triathlons next year and have long term goals of the brecon 50 in May and the tooting 24hr race in September.
Hi all does anyone know of the longest distance is 100 or 105 miles. The info I find is very misleading. Also is it just the one drop bag we have or is it at both ends of the lap? Lastly, wen do we receive our race nos etc?
Can't believe how close this event is now. Shame it looks like it will be a wash-out unless something drastic alters with our weather
I'm on my taper. Hope everyones training has gone to plan. Take care all x