I was really hoping someone could offer me some advice regarding running with a shoulder injury.
i was knocked off my bike a week ago and have injured my right shoulder when it hit the ground. Xrays have revealed no fractures but i am waiting on an MRI to check the soft tissues. I am currently unable to move the shoulder much and am having to take quite a few painkillers to manage the pain. I am however due to run the london marathon in 5 weeks and having had to pull out last year due to post viral fatigue I am desperate to get to the startline this year!
Training had been going well so I want to keep going and although I am able to use a bike to keep my legs fit I really want to get in the odd running session. I was therefore wondering if anyone has any experience of using a sling or another form of shoulder immobilser to run with??
I knwo it sounds crazy and I should just give up and focus on recovering but I am sure many of you can understand what it is like to be determined to do a race come hell or high water!
I am entered at VLM (my 4th marathon in 12months) and i have had a horrendous run up with injuries and flu and now I am suffering from overtraining syndrome. I am finding it difficult to decide whether to do the race as I am very competitive and had it in my mind to go for a PB (sub 3:15) but now it is an impossible ask so wondered whether you would advise me to sit out of this one or to do the race and if so what to do in order to get rid of my angst of underperforming.
I was also struck down with the nasty flu virus going around and prior to that I had injury my piriformis so hadnt been running for 2 weeks, now it is only 3.5 weeks until the race and although I have done 2x20mile training runs in this training cycle, they were about 5 weeks ago and I am getting very nervous about the race. This is my fourth marathon so I know what is coming but I was really excited about London as it is my first major and I was aiming to get a PB. I have now come to terms that it will not be my best race and I am planning to do Kingston breakfast run on sunday (16miles) and then do a last long run next weekend (22miles) and having a 2 week taper instead of 3 weeks. I am planning on doing another marathon in about 8 weeks in order to build on my fitness and hopefully get the PB i want!
Good luck everyone on the 22nd April, I will be one of the fellow underprepared, snotty athletes but we will all get round, last year 99% of starters finished the race so keep that in mind and enjoy the atmosphere
I just found this forum and I am doing the dublin marathon for a the first time and was wondering if anyone had any advice/tips regarding the event/course? Is the course fast? I am looking to PB and am hoping it will be a good course to do it on!! Many thanks R2R