I think the not really trying was more about the pacing. I had just become a 'limper' just before the 10k mark (39:13) The 6:15 pace set by Luke felt great. That left 32k at a pace far slower than the easy pace he set, so aerobically there was no challenge - just a leg to drag along!
Nell, I'm not wanting to blame my physio for it - I'm my worst enemy. My main grudge is that 5 weeks ago I asked him to be straight - I wanted to turn up 100% fit, or to call it a day there and then and fix the problem properly. I didn't want to muddle through. However I jumped at his idea of trying to run on and off, and letting the taper give time for some healing. I should have known as I've had the problem before.
MsE if you are out there, you are more than welcome to say "told you so" Graston, ultrasound, whatever, bring it on. Meanwhile non weight bearing exercise from now on, just as the good weather arrives.
It sounds like you have put some thought behind that decision PMJ and it is not a Steve Redgrave ("Anybody who sees me in a boat has my permission to shoot me,") type comment. We all get our rewards in different ways
iFinished off my London Mini Break with a final tourist attraction.
Saturday: Theatre / Dinner
Sunday: Sight seeing run
Monday: Earls Court NHS Drop in centre.
Saw a Doctor within 2 mins to get prescribed some pain killers (can't use NSAIDs due to cocktail of head doctor pills). Bloody brilliant. Takes 2 weeks at my Dr to get an appointment. London continues to deliver.
Saw a bit of the coverage and enjoyed the interview of the two sisters hoping to beat the fastest siblings record. just needed them both to run 2:30!
I will skip marathons now for a year. I'm not sure about Hanson's. I think it is a great plan but I've found 6 days per week a bit full on and disruptive, and have let a few things slip with work. I may try it again on one of the shorter plans. 20 weeks seemed to go on forever. I was also thinking of looking at Daniels as a possibility
A personal worst for me in 3'19. I did a Samir and ran with an injury. Raced 6 miles, and limped the remaining 20 with my achilles tendinosis raging. Took a Samir relaxed approach and stopped a few times to chat to my wife and to regenerate my achilles.
Loved every minute and managed to forget about the 20 weeks training for a sub 2:45. Running London, rather than racing it is a fantastic experience.
Apart from the atmosphere, my highlight was warming up, running behind Geb, Kebede, Mutai and the rest of the East Africans who were taking a relaxed warm up. I got a taste of what is to come for Samir.
I have a long rehabilitation period now, so as is customary on this thread, I announce my semi-retirement, will pop out for a 30 mile bike ride, and do 1 effortless 13mph interval tomorrow on Oxford Street.