Finally found a moment to check back in, and wow, you all did brilliantly! I was at the finishing line for about 2 hours just where the medals and goody bags were being given out, and probably saw a few of you without realising. And I shared in the experience of getting absolutely drenched in that huge downpour!
Well done everyone, a lot of great stories here. Am already signed up for next year, hopefully I'll be running, not transferring my place and spectating.
Just caught up on about 4pages of posts, I'm so excited for you all! Long runs aplenty, and adrenaline and happy nervousness starting to kick in! im envious of everyone, but am getting vicarious enjoyment from your build up too. Am still not running, but leg is significantly better, less than 1/10 pain each day, with some pain free hours too, and this is a real change from last time I posted.
too many names to shout out individually, but loving ALL the stories and chatter.
happy running this weekend, enjoy it while you can, still a wee while before taper starts!
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.