Seren nos....... WTF do you know about me........ my finances........ and what I do for charity you judgemental prick........ £100 non returnable deposit paid....... place will not go to waste........ other money raised for the charity and ongoing........ and my place is open for next year should I be able to run.
Thanks for the comments poeople. I haven't written the story in my original post, I have known I'm entered for a couple of months.(Charity place)
When I found out I tried 5km on a treadmill, and that's when I realised how bad my back had become, I tried another 4 times before Christmas with the same affects so rested.
Did the 5 miles toe striking, backs fine, legs not. Then this morning ran probably less than a mile not toe striking and have been in agony with my back all day.
I've had a mix of fortune though, I saw a doctor today, a new one. And talked for 5 minutes, she pulled my legs about here and there and then she put her finger right on it and told me what it was. I can't remember what it was but it's not related to my DDD. It's something in my hip, so I've got to go for x-rays and an MRI. Doctors in the past have told me the pain in my hips comes from nerves trapped due to DDD.
Obviously running's out the window for a long while
I'm entered in this years London marathon and have one or two issues.I'm not a runner to start with but have ran a half marathon in 2009 with virtually no training finishing in 1hr 49mins. I have degenerative disc disease which often leaves me struggling in everyday things after a run.
My main problem is I went for my first run on Friday, took it easy, 5 miles on wet sand in around an hour. I warmed down and stretched out afterwards and my calves were ruined the next day, they hurt to stand up or even touch them.
The main reason for this I think is I was making a concious effort to toe strike to help save the back (which was fine). I've never ran like this before and realise now an hour might have been too much using the legs differently.
My main question is "where do I go from here?" I've got 3 months so need to get myself sorted soon. Do I heel strike, toe strike or no strike? Will my legs adjust in this time or should I go back to my usual heel striking?