I've had some really tough LSR it normally starts at the 14/15 mile mark when I start hurting, I've managed to push on to mile 21 but it really hurt!!. I've read that a marathon doesn't start till mile 20 which would be fine as I'm sure I can push on. My worry is that my marathon will start at mile 15 (as in training) & Is maybe now in my head I will really struggle to finish. Thanks in advance
Two weeks ago i felt a slight pull in my right calf 1/2 mile into a run, I stopped straight away and riced. Two days later it happened 3 mile into a run so did the same again. Two days after that I did pain free 11 miler then 2 days after that I did the race for life, all good. I ran on the wed, 3 miles in I felt a slight ache in my calf but was determined to do 13 miles which I did, I was limping a bit afterwards but not too bad. Did 4 on the Fri which was fine then I did the Jane Tomlinson 10 k on the Sunday just gone and 1/2 mile from the end I got a pain in my calf, worse than before but i was able to jog/ limp to the finish, I was ok the rest of the day. On the Monday evening I went to a body attack class and had the pain again 10 mins in so stopped straight away. I was limping Tue but the pain wasn't too bad.
I was convinced it was a calf strain so made an appointment to see a physio, he said if it was a calf strain I would be in a lot more pain and be unable to stand on my tiptoes or run on it, he said my calf was strong and he couldn't feel any tears or knots and he thought it was because my glutes and hamstrings were tight which was causing the calf to hurt. He massaged my glutes..ouch!! & said no running for now, then said we have 7 weeks to get you right for the GNR. The thing is I can''t afford a session every week or monthly for that matter. Has anyone else ever had this problem? If so can you run on it & do i really need physio every week to sort it out? I've googled it but can't find anything. Thanks in advance
I enjoyed this run the scenery was lovely and varied which I liked. I thought there were plenty of toilets. A warm up at the beginning is always a good idea too it puts everyone in a good mood and adds a bit of atmosphere. I missed that!
I would say I could have done with a lucozade drink on course at some point rather than just water when I was tire'ing. There wasn't a lot of support either until the last 100 yards.
I got a PW but I did have a cold and just didn't have it in me to push myself.
Overall enjoyed it though & will hopefully be back next year