I have injuries still from this years race (poorly knee ? bakers cyst, still being treated), and a month ago I almost broke both shins with a bit of a fall.. not good, no running really since the FLM this year, and shalln't be able to use this place now.
Shall have to defer... how realistic is it that I will get these knee injuries sorted? It seems everytime I try running, they just swell up again.
Feel happy but sad at the same time.. Good luck all with your places - hope to see you all next year.
Thought you guys would be the best ones to ask for a bit of motivational butt kicking! Been 'resting' my knee injuries and growing out of my clothes since FLM. I can feel the turning point in myself really, and beginning to get itchy feet which is a good sign - but just need a helpful shove to see me running again!!
My physio has been great - she really has helped with my knees and they are back to normal again (over use injuries).
She has also given me some good advice re: lengthening my stride to ease the knee problems in future, and to take the training carefully this time, no hills either until my knees are stronger. She wants me to do FLM next year to see the improvement!! (Good grief, only just got over this year's..)
So, how are you all doing? Anyone new-ish to running, who did FLM and is starting training again? How are things? Would be nice to hear from you, and know I am not the only one who has been a bit slack lately!!!!!
Me neither! Only had one short sojourn round the block. I had heaps of problems with my knees during FLM training though, so this rest time is giving them the chance to recover! My physio is just ace, and wants me to do it again next year, once we get my knees sorted out. She has advised me to go out for no more than 1/2 hour at time, to concentrate on lengthening my stride, and to work on strengthening the muscles around my knees, NO hills either. Hard work I reckon, but she seems quite adamant that I can do it - all it takes is someone to have a little faith in you I think.
I have a sneaky suspicion we ran for the same folks - I went on the London Eye the day before too! Just to let you know the vests provided were lovely, purpose made wicking fabric, very light (so I could go faster LOL).
No chafing at all!
The charity I ran for didn't have massage at the end like some of the much bigger ones did - but I was too high on the experience to have bothered anyway! Had a fantastic power shower at our hotel and that did the job on my poor aching legs.
I thoroughly enjoyed it - although at the time I probably swore 'never again'...