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Waste of my time and your money.

Posted: Today at 17:44

OK- I'm a doctor- lots of patients prefer the idea of regular surveillance, others prefer to be told what to look out for, and to be allowed to go away, and get on with their lives without the hassle/ worry/ time wasting of hospital check -ups. We spend a lot of time/ resource on surveillance for incidentally- discovered conditions that just MIGHT need treatemtn one day. I just wish the patients would let me know if they are not wanting to go down that path.

If you have let the consultant know your preferance, I suspect that will go down fine. It's just that we all have a fear of being criticised for missing the first signs of trouble in a patient that might give an opportunity to intervene earlier, so the default is to keep investigating.



Pacing problem

Posted: Today at 17:22

I did find , for  a while that slower runnig worsensed my ITBS pain- a knee strp let me carry on, as did a run/ walk approach, and once my endurance built up, th eproblem went away. You will definately need to find a pace you can sustain for more than 5k, or the marathon is imposssible. If you MUST run fast, think about run/ walk to let you build distance.

Scottish Runners

Posted: Today at 17:17

I am still recovering from CS40, and justhoping that the persistent knee pain ( which is just the same whether  I run or not) isn't anything to worry about- ridiculous way to carry on, but I will setout next weekend, and see how it goes.

I remember having quite a twinge in th esame knee at the startof the CS40, and it disppeared ( in the sea of other aches and pains) after the first half.Don't know what it is, not the same as my previous ITBS pain- I'm a bit worried it might be cartilage, then again maybe it's the taper wibbles.

Treated myself to a trip to achillles heel today to get trail shoes, as I will need to train on trail over the winter for the fling. Came out with yet another pair of Brooks- Cascadia- and very brighly coloured they are too! Did a quick 5k on the tready( in the gym, not in the shop!) just to see how they feel- yup, happy witt them- now I just neeed to get fit to run!

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 20:52

Steph- wouldn't it be reasonable to not run at all for a week or 2, shake off this lurgy, and come back once you're properly recovered. I thing trying to get running again this weekend sounds too soon.

I read somewhere that everyone shuod take a month or so off running every year- not that I listen to my own advice, but it is worth a thought.

First 100 miler

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:29

I'm still at the 50-miler stage- I don't know whether I will ever move on to 100 milers, but, like peronel- I'd love to hear more!

Hope you are feeling better today, booktrunk.

electric shocks

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 23:24

Please give more info- does any particluar movement/ activity bring them on? are they at the front/ side/ which side of the knee? Do they happen only when runnig . or after stopping?

First 100 miler

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:31

Hey- you've had a tough year, your body is probably a bit beat up just now, and you need to recuperate- lots of TLC/ rest/ vitamins. you'll come back stronger after a proper rest.

Onwards and upwards!

New to Running - Advice Pls

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 13:24

The main risk of pushing yourself hard in the first few weeks is that your heart and lungs improve quicker thatn the mucles/ joints/ bones in your legs, - it is easy to give yourself a leg injury by over- doing it, and at 6 weeks in, you're crocked. By all means keep going with the C25k, but don't strive for a PB every time you go out- slow and steady wins the race!

Why not do a park run every month or so, rather than every week? - otherwise you'll just have a nother few days of being knackered after the event, and you'll not be able to keep doing that regularly without damaging your self.

You can always offer to volunteer at the parkruns too- beingpart of the park run "family" will keep you enthused, as well as doing the runs.

Good work so far- keep it up!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:54

Elspeth- will I see you at Glen Ogle?- I'm aiming for a pleasant bimble around at the back of the field= I have'nt run more than 5 miles since the CS 40, and have a recovering calf tear, and a stiff knee( produced by the funny gait I adopted to compensate for the calf, I think).

Hoping to manage a short run at Strathy park tomorrow- my OH is going there anyway for a meeting, so may as well give it a try, but I am abit unsure about hills! ( Not an especially good position to be in when the next race is a hilly one!)

First 100 miler

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 10:50

Go Steph!! Will be watching the live tracker over the weekend. ( Whilst I slob on the sofa..............blame slow recovery from my last ultra, merging seamlessly into tapering for the next one!)

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