I did run it after resting for the week and did it in 2.36.22 which isn't bad for a first attempt. The knee was fine until about mile 8 when I took a painkiller and I did stop a couple of times just to do a few knee lifts to ease the tension and that helped! Also wore a kinesio knee support. Lots of ice and compression and now 2 days later my knee is fine again.
I went to a running shop and had my gair analyised and it seems my shoes weren't supportive enough which cause my ankles and knees to bow out. Have got a great pair of nike support shoes now but will be having a week off from running and ease back into it gently.
I couldn't of not done the race as I have put so much into the training and knew I would walk if I had to but as it happened I only walked for maybe a couple of minutes. Thank you for your advice
Ok, thanks for all your responses - they all seem to agree on the same thing so will take all your advice on board and NOT do door to door....as pointed out raising money in the shop and online through facebook ect will be a great no pressure way to do it as the last thing I want to do is irritate and force people into giving me money - after all its my choice to run for charity - it wouldn't be thier choice if I was on thier doorstep asking.
Just wanted some general advise and also to know where I would stand legally as I think a lot of people wouldn't mind but it would only take one person to take offense and cause trouble for me and or the charity to undo all the hard work.
I don't have to raise a minimum amount so any money I raise will be a big help.
theres just a week left until the Cardiff Half Marathon (my 1s) and I am suffering with what I think is Runners Knee. Its fine when I run, just afterwards its painful and I find stairs and bending difficult. I was thinking this could be due to me always running on the right side of the road where it tapers off and is uneven as its only my right knee. From googing and a bit of checking out my runkeeper app I also noticed that at approx 450 miles - my trainers are in need of replacing too but its too late to do this now before next week.
I am way behind with the training plan but know I can run about 10.5 miles in 2hours so hoping the cheers and support and determination on the day will help me along the last 2 miles or so.
I'm not not going to run as can't get refunds on race place and hotel ect plus running for charity means lots of people have sponsored me and I don't want to let the NDCS down.
What I am asking for is advise on what to do this week. I know I should be tapering off but I am itching to run and don't want to lost the fitness I have spent months building up to and after 2 days rest my knee is now fine after being supported and iced. So do I carrying on running? Maybe Cross train or cycle until the big day? Please help!
Hi, I will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon next sunday on behalf of the National Deaf Childrens Society. I am lucky enough to work in my local village shop and have a lovely boss who has allowed me to put a sponsor ship form right by the til in work. However a few people have said to me I should go door to door and ask, just in my village. I have done this before years ago when I had all my long blond hair completly shaved off for red nose day but worry now that door to door isnt the done thing - although we always have the local kids knocking the door for sponsorship for various things. Any thoughts on this? I don't want to get in trouble and also don't like to feel I am hounding people in their home but would like to raise as much money as possible.
happy9053 - its not all hills but there are a lot of hills and I just figured it would take me ages to get anywhere if I kept stopping to walk up them so I run - in slow motion! But its still a run! Thanks for the advice on increasing speed - I currently feel like I am running at top speed but thats because of increasing distance so If I run less I should be able to push myself more and I have noticed how much I have improved in general fitness but tacklng the hills.
Yep was thinking about 2.30 ish finish and I will bear in mind about not starting fast as its going to be such a long way to the finish! Thanks again