Finally caved and went to see a doctor rather than patiently waiting to feel better and self diagnosing Via the internet (never a good idea!). Damaged adductor muscle, 10 sessions of physio now underway, positive assessments thus far re Edinburgh being possible, but still advised not to run for a further 2-3 weeks. Am going bonkers with frustration! But taking a long term view feels 100% correct. So i'm diligently stretching and doing a prescribed workout every day including foam roller sessions, which have to be the most disgusting thing I have ever experienced. Ah well. I'm loving ALL of the running updates, you're all doing brilliantly, working so hard. Keep going!
Still not running but i managed a walk of about 3-4 miles yesterday and realised that my mild leg / groin pain at start was significantly better by the end of the walk. So it seems that being disciplined about LOTS of stretching, some icing, some swimming and LOADS of patiently resisting the temptation to try and run is now paying off. Thank goodness.
I'm reassured to realise that from 9th Mar there are still 12 weeks to go, and I've decided to follow a Pfitzinger prog if I get back to gentle running in next couple of weeks.
So, that said, loads of time for everyone else too to build good endurance base and get long run experience and do the mental prep as well! It's nowhere near panic stations at this point, not at all!
miggito, i envy you having access to hills, it's so flat here. I have to run up ramps from underground parking to try and replicate hilly intervals! Ditto Colin with your coastal route, bliss, and great splits.
simon, night before long Run I eat a version of kedgeree with brown rice, boiled eggs, and oily fish of some kind. i acknowledge it sounds disgusting! But it works for me and doesn't give me 'fibre' probs. My husband never wants to join me though
James - put it down to an off day and forget about it. Don't worry unless you find same lethargy happening again when you've eaten and rested well.
kathy, going ok for you? Twiglet, you'll be fine, you already know what fun the first half is going to be!
Hi Little Beetle, sorry to hear you're out. But very sensible to accept this now rather than push on and do further damage. There was a guy on page 8 of the thread looking for a place, Wayne Holland, see if you can message him, that was on 4th Feb.
its the weeeeekend, it's long run time! post your updates STAT please!
Guys, the training updates are sounding great, and are honestly helping me stay engaged with this at the moment. 100 days, ulp! exciting! You're all doing so well. My leg is def feeling better, managed a short swim last night so I feel like recovery is underway.
Races with beers and flapjacks?! Tremendous! Like a northern version of Medoc. If only there were pies too
Post marathon recovery followed by tweaked abductor muscle No running for at least a week, enormously frustrating. Run for me people! Am enjoying the updates, keep training, and if you could lose a bit of weight for me as well that would be super