Well done James. Congratulations on your first marathon. Good to see you're in the 'next time' rather than the 'never again' camp.
It may be too late now anyway, as the run is over, but I'd suggest going to a physio as I doubt what you have is really shin splints. It's more likely to be some form of compartment syndrome brought about by over training. This is a swelling of the muscle at the front of your shins.
I've had it once or twice if I ramp up too quickly before a marathon.
The physio can give you some exercises to do to help reduce the swelling and should get you back running much sooner than otherwise.
Next time, just ramp up your training sloooowwwwwer.
Muttley. I agree and realise that I'm fortunate enough to be in a position where I can walk away and find it amusing rather than a disaster. I honestly think that the problem was that because of this I was prepared to stand up to the pompous pr!ck rather than just accept everything he said.
Womble - I did tell him that as far as I was concerned he had to give me 28 days notice, but in fairness it was just easier to leave as I hadn't actually moved in, other than just bare essentials. It would have been different if I'd been there for any time and I couldn't just walk away.
I work about 2 hours away from my house and so have stayed in shared accommodation from Mon - Fri for the last few years. This has worked out okay for the most part but was starting to get on top of me for the last couple of months, mostly due to one particular house mate.
So I decided to move into another, separate apartment and signed the contract on Monday afternoon. The owner is a local solicitor and I had to go to his office to sign, but he left it to the receptionist to deal with (being far too important, obviously).
I had a couple of questions about the contract and she went away and came with answers and I was happy to sign and pay the deposit and the month's rent in advance.
Next day, the solicitor rings me (well he actually got his receptionist to ring me and then transfer me through to him) and tells me the advice I was given was wrong.
As it happened it didn't really bother me, but as his entire pompous attitude had bugged me, I made a comment about 'well that's the second mistake you've made regarding this rental agreement, as the apartment isn't the same one you had advertised' and to cut a long story a little shorter, he told me to leave and wanted me out of the flat the next day. I laughed at him and mentioned the fact that we have signed contracts etc, so legally he has to give me 28 days and his comment was 'well sue me then'.
Anyway, as I'm not that impressed with the flat and can easily move back where I was, I agreed to move out by Monday, and in reality will be gone by tomorrow morning.
I'm not really posting this looking for any legal advice, more out of amusement at the way some tossers can behave.
I'm also quite impressed that I only lasted one night and wondered if this was a record.
Wow, great time. Well done in Manchester ! I agree about it being a great PB course as I ran it with half a dozen mates from Ireland and all but two got PB's (and the two that didn't hadn't done any training). I'm already planning to do it next year for the third year. It's a great one for me as it's my home town.
I reckon I'll need to charter a plane next year if even half the people who've told me they're going to do it actually register.
You'll have to drink twice as much as me at the wine stops, just so that I can keep up .
I'll give my outfit some serious thought this weekend and let you know when I get something.