Maam Cross, Co Galway
Not long until April 1st!
I know the organisation of the event requires a huge amount of work and preparation so thank you again. It was really appreciated by myself and my friends who all had a really great day.
The organisation was faultless, from the baggage buses, to the fantastic aid stations(those kids worked HARD), to the t shirts and medals. All utterly, utterly wonderful (the scenery was quite nice too-tee hee).
Seriously-this has to rank as one of my top marathons(and i have done a few). Thanks for a superb and memorable day. I'll be back next year.
Almost time now! Hopefully catch up with you over there? I'm staying in the Holiday-Inn Express in Umhlanga Rocks on Fri, Sat & Sun nights, after haven't a clue where I'll be going after that.
Will be wearing this running vest on the day so if you spot me make sure & say hello!
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If this is a compartment syndrome, the biggest risk with it is that pressure can continue to build up in the muscle compartment, with increasing exercise intensity (ie more mileage). If enough pressure builds up to cause pins and needles or weakness in that leg, then it can become quite serious.
Are you working with a foam roller? Has your physio tried some dry needling to try to release muscular tension in the calf muscles?
Have you worked on building strength in the legs?
I would get back to your physio and plan your gradual build up of running intensity and also make a plan in case it gets as bad as before. Unfortunately you won't know how it will progress unless you build up the mileage, but it you try to prevent it now when it's just a a"feeling" in the calf, you have the best chance.
Keep me posted on this one,
Just foam rolling isn't enough to resolve ITB injury - you need to have your gluts strength, quads flexibility and strength, and biomechanics assessed too.
Get into your Chartered Physio for a check up and they can give you a rehab plan. ITB is a straightforward injury to treat but you must look at all the components of it.
Hi Jenny. I ran my first Dublin marathon in 2011, and had some problems with right ankle/shin/calf during training that physio said was compartment syndrome. He ok'd me before hand for the day, but it was bad enough that I couldn't run much the last couple of weeks before marathon and ended up with an injury in foot instep of same leg after race.
All settled down fine until training for last years marathon, calf soreness/stiffness came back when I got up to about 13 miles long run in the training plan. Had to pull out of training in the end cause of seperate health issue but have recently been upping mileage again and the same calf stiffness/soreness is starting to creep slightly back in. Did 9 miles last Thursaday night without any issue, but could start to feel it on Saturday whilst playing golf and very slightly since.
It's not in anyway a bad/severe pain, more like a "feeling" there just at the moment but I'm only at small mileage. Last year it started like that around same mileage and was still ok to run on. I now I seem to wear runners slightly more on the rear outside of that heel but phsyio didn't think too significantly.
Question really is: Is is possible that it's just an issue left over from original injury, and is it ok to keep running building mileage until there is an actual "pain" that would cause you not to run rather than tightness/discomfort. As I said, it is absolutely fine at the moment I'm just wondering why it seems to be recurring again with a very conservate mileage build up and good stretching regime. The actual discomfort when there can feel like a knot in main calf muscle, but can also seem to be anywhere from calf into achilles or in the join between the calf muscle and achilles.
Hi I'm suffering from lower back pain for over a week now - the pharmacist said take nurofen - really frustrated as I had hoped to run the mini marathon for the first time Monday week but feel I won't be able to - I had built up my running time to 50 minutes - I got new runners in elverys where they monitor your running on the tread mill -this is hardly the problem ? :(
Hi all, I have a similar question. I have been running for a few years now and half completed countless 10ks in competition and in training. I have already completed half marathon distance in training on several occassions but not in a registered race. I would love to complete the Ballyvaughan half marathon but am put off by the "off road" description. Is this event suitable for a first timer? Thanks, Gerry
thanks. couldn't face that again! will chat physio.
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It is unusual to damage the graft, so try to stay calm. I would rest it for the next 2-3 days, ice it 3/4 times per day for 10 mins (wrapping ice in a cloth to prevent an ice burn).
When is your next physio apt? If you don't have one until next week, give him/her a call today and have a chat to them about it.
Thanks for the message.
See your Chartered Physio and get your glut strength, core strength and Iliotibial band flexibility checked. Your hamstrings are probably kicking in to compensate for weak gluts so that needs to be assessed. We would also assess your alignment and your lower back, which can be a factor in this type of injury.
Keep me posted on the diagnosis you get.
Thanks for the message.
If I was your physio I would look at glut strength, core strength and Iliotibial band flexibility. These are the main culprits for such a presentation.
You should see your Chartered Physio asap, as they'll also need to make sure your alignment is ok and your lower back, which can be a hidden cause of these niggles.
Keep me posted,
Thanks for the message.
I would see your Chartered Physio asap - if you are a novice, there are several things that need to be looked at, from biomechanical alignment, to lower limb muscles strength, core strength and even basic running technique.
Stop running now and get an appointment this week. And don't let this put you off running!
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Hi Run Kat,
Apologies for the delay in replying. What did your physio say?
You certainly need to continue your rehab. Dry needling is just a tool, not a complete solution, so you need to continue to build up your gluts and core.
As to why you are in so much pain and unable to walk now, I think you need to discuss your progress with your physio and see what might have caused such a flare up.
Keep me posted,
You need to stop running and get this assessed asap. You will need help to figure out why this pain is now on the other side and how to resolve it completely.
Make sure you get a biomechanical assessment, core and gluts strength assessment as well as lower limb check.
Thanks guys. I run once a week on the road, so far only 10k runs, but I run 3 times a week in the gym. Just begun to push up to 14/15 k runs on the treadmill and they're going well. I'm doing those at 10.5 km per hr and am comfortable at that, don't know what will happen when they go to 20k runs though. I also do stretching and cross trainer, bike and some weights. Don't worry, I'm well aware at my age of overdoing it, but will mind myself if I feel strain coming on. I've no problem with a bit of pressure, sweat, sore muscles, etc, just afraid of shin splints and the like. Here's hoping I can do this, a big challenge for me. The Dublin runs are too far away for me, I'm based in Co Mayo. I know there are some 5 and 10k runs coming up near me and will enter those. Thanks again to you all and will take any advice I get on board. Also, the chat is good.
I'd also enter into the race series that's run in the pheonix park in Dublin,(find details on DCM web site). If you can complete those races comfortably you're on track for the marathon its self. Look up "hal higdon training plans" on line, a lot of people follow his training plans and do well. You could adjust it slightly to your schedule, (some people would follow their plan off a cliff)! but remember that the weekly long run is the important one. And most important of all enjoy....
To me there is only one way to do well, we'll for your first marathon, should be you are prepared, can run the whole way at whatever pace and finish with little in the tank and the only way to do that is run a min of 5 days a week with a gradual build up in long run. Sometime around August, you should aim to be in a condition and able to run an easy half marathon twice a week.
my opinion only, I'm the same height weight profile and my best marathon was when I was just under 13, leaving me with a stone to lose myself