Aaaaaand I'm out. I'm still in mild pain from Tuesday's Run Walk and I've accepted that i just need to listen to what my leg is telling me, and have a longer period of rest. This is fine. I think I've already gone through all the frustration and disappointment emotions in the last 6 weeks, time to focus on getting properly healed.
i'll still be a supportive lurker here because I've got flights and hotel booked, and a couple of old friends running, so I might well be on the finish line as a spectator. And I'll be really keen to hear how you're all getting on, I imagine several of us will be back next year. I aim to be!
Thanks everyone. I'm dropping out of Edinburgh, which has made it relatively easy to also say no more Run Walks for now. The pressure to try and force a faster recovery is off. Focus is on healing and strengthening, bike for cardio. I'll chat to my physio about introducing lunges (she hasn't yet let me do planks but I think that that progression is coming soon, hopefully same for squats and lunges).
Thanks for your responses, 'patience' clearly is the key message here, plus the right non-running work.
Thanks both, very helpful indeed, good to get other perspectives. I'm also doing one leg squats, clams with resistance band, sideways walking with resistance band, one leg glute bench etc. Bike doesn't give me any pain so i think i'll return to that and leave off the running a bit longer. Am also scared that 'getting round Edinburgh' might mean back to square one in terms of pain and months of recovery afterwards.
Runnin man, has the dull pain gone away completely for you now, would you say you're fully recovered? how long did it take for you to feel that running wasn't doing you more harm than good?
Shedboy, shame you've had to drop London, but it's for the right long term reasons. Am definitely interested to hear how you get on in next couple of weeks if you have a moment to update.
Is anyone happy to their experience of adductor muscle injuries, particularly the return to running phase?
I injured my right adductor 6 weeks ago. I saw a doctor at a specialist running clinic who identified the cause as biomechanical weakness (weak glutes, weak quads, overpronation), and set me on a course of Physio.
The physio has been excellent, strengthening the weak areas to avoid future reoccurrence, and gradually stretching and working the injured area.
I’ve now started gentle Run-Walk sessions. The guideline is that if I feel pain greater than 2/10, then I must stop.
I’ve done slow 4 Run-Walks of 20-25mins but I’m having to bail before completion due to pain level creeping up. Last night I managed 24mins, pain reached around 3/10 and was climbing so I stopped. I took an ibuprofen, and today would say that pain is 1/10 after sitting still too long, but is almost unnoticeable when I move around and loosen up a bit.
I’ve got a place in a May marathon which the Dr and Physio both agree will be doable; they’re confident I could comfortably (slowly) run the whole thing. However I can’t visualize running even 5k at the moment! I’m not stressed about missing this Marathon because my priority is long term running health, I’m just using this as an example of their confidence and my trepidation.
Any similar experiences? Any positive stories about this Run-Walk discomfort / pain simply being part of the healing process? Thanks all
Checked in to see if there were any Alloa updates, and am not disappointed, boy you all ran well! Colin, those mile splits tell some story about the course and conditions. Tremendous run, you should feel really happy with the impact your training is clearly having. Allyballybee - kudos for a great PB on what sounds like a tough day, and done with a leg grumble to boot. If you can maintain focus and positive energy through all that, then you're also going to be laughing come marathon day.
Pineapple Toastie, I think you deserve TWO bright orange tshirts for your endeavours! Joking aside, no-one wants blisters and sore ankles anytime, and def not in a key race as part of Mara prep. But you've clearly already taken the positives from this. Quite right. If you can keep going in spite of winds and malevolent lamp posts, you'll also be the winner on Mara weekend. Great to hear you feel in such good shape just 24hoirs later.
and so many other long runs going on too One20Four, nice sports drink squirrelling, love it. And good hills and incline runningm Uluru and Keith. Rich, you're yet another person demonstratng that putting in high mileage does also benefit times over shorter distances. That's a belter of a slice off your 5k PB! Congrats.
My update - another valuable physio session done this afternoon, and tomorrow I'm permitted to try a whole 30mins of Run Walk. At 8.0km/hr. My happiness knows no bounds! I feel like a fraud even being in this chat at the moment Haha! Nah, steady forwards progress, slow and careful, but definitely positive progress.