I had a menisectomy in March, 9 weeks on and running is not an option, My consultant advised against running again but when I expressed my passion for running and said I would love to run the London Marathon once more, he relented but said he wouldn't let me train myself back to full strength, I have the help of a Physio to work with me until such time I can run free! she suggested using the cross trainer it is working well I have little discomfort on the cross trainer and the strength is building in my leg.
I walk 2 miles to work and home again at first even this short distance was painful but slowly the walk gets easier.
I am sure I will run 26.2 miles non-stop again but I am going to be patient to ensure I achieve my goal, as frustrating as waiting is, it is the only way with knee's
I am very anxious about sunday, I have a good fitness base so am relying on that!!
at the end of Feb all was going swimmingly, I had run a 20 miler in 2h22mins then I did the thing I had promised myself at Christmas I wouldn't do and play a football match the very last minute a chap went straight through my left knee it was agony I couldn't weight bare for three days very annoying!! on my comeback from that I did both calves on the same run then had a sickness bug, the flu follwed by troublesome IT bands at several points in the build up I have thought I will never get round and about 100 times today, but I will be there at the start and regardless of pain, I will cross the finish line in the best time I can on the day with my arms aloft in triumphant celebration!!!!
Good luck to you all and lets hope we all have a great day!!!
There is some good advice there I too am very nervous but feel I haven't done enough training I got injured playing football at the end of Feb having promised myself that i would give up at christmas! such a fool!
I will finish the marathon though even if I have to hop the last few mles just praying my knee will hold up!!!
Good luck Rachel and to all that are running I can't wait to cross the start line and get running and enjoy the day