Posted: 12/04/2013 at 08:47
Thought I'd update, I went to my GP on Thursday and she told me I have pulled a ligament on the lateral side of my knee. She told me that I should absolutely not run on Sunday.
I then spoke to a colleague of mine who has had lots of sports injuries (including a years rehab for a crutiate ligament) and he said to get in and see a physio before I take my GP's word for it. I was lucky enough to be able to get in and see a physio, who was recommended by a friend and it turns out that its not ligament but a pulled muscle and a tight ITT band from overuse...!!
Probably the result of consecutive 15, 14, 13, 15, 20 & 15 mile LSR's for someone that really only ran 5k 3 or 4 times a week before I started training.
Having worked on my knee and thigh, the physio advised 20 minutes on the bike today to see how it feels. Plenty of ice, anti-inflammatories and, should I run, it will be painful but there shouldn't be any long term damage.
I have decided to give it a go, I will regret it if I don't try and even though I can defer my place until next year, I will be another year older, the training is so time consuming and I have a young family and a very patient husband to think of. The thought of going through it all again is not very appealing at all....!! So it's all or nothing now and hopefully I'll get myself to that finish line.
Feeling very apprehensive now though as I'm not running until the day now so won't know how it feels, full of self-doubt and can feel the panic rising if I think about it too much....!!
I'm hoping this is normal..!!??