For someone who always tells me off for doing too much even when I'm not injured, don't you think this is a bit much?
You shouldn't be running tomorrow!
What's the worst that can happen? The chances of snapping a tendon are slim, the chances you'll end up facing a long rehab program are high, but you face that anyway if you don't run. Run and enjoy it - seize the day!
Disclaimer: I am the worst person to go to for advice on injuries.
I go with Claire, no chance the tendon would snap. Go for it - the worst that can happen is a shit run, which, as it happens, is exactly what occured. But £24 entry is a lot of ££ to throw away.
Mark, I regularly take 2 days in a row off - nearly every week (Mon/Tues). That's proper rest, you never do this, except when you've run a marathon. OMM or otherwise
I will now be off til Wednesday nite - cos of illness, this time.
He is a bit younger than you Phil.... Wish I could get under 40 for 10k but the last one I did at something like 48 stopped me being stupid enough to even think about entering one ever again.
Towpath Ifor!!! I was there, poor you; funnily enough I quite fancy the new towpath course this coming Friday. staring at the cricket club area, so no flyover nonsense. I failed to break 40 last year after 37:42 in 2014 so determined to carry on today & just held my shit together. had it been a 12km race I ma have had to stop & walk, such state I was in ('m in bed now) (aching & stomach knotting)
Is it mainly your stomach? I felt a bit iffy yesterday morning and wondered if anyone else did after Friday!! Or maybe there was a bit of a bug going around then
I had a "loose stomach" as my Finnish grandma would have put it on Saturday, but put it down to eating about 8 bars of liquorice when I got home....
Perhaps you caught it off me? I was in bed ill on Friday; big effort to get to Dinner. If so, sorry! My main issue on Friday was flu-like aches. the "runs" came mostly today. Sadly.
"no chance of snapping Achilles tendon"
This happened to some poor woman behind me just after the start of the CWR yesterday. I heard a female scream and feared something bad had happened but only found out what it was later.
As for 38 for 10k, I'm with Ifor: something I can only dream about these days. You should be content with that in difficult circumstances.
Well I am an optimist (foolishly), and am assuming that, as I've never had a tendon snap, it wont, (... until it does!). I think Jackie H had hers snap on a kerb at a continental event a few years back? Appalling.
38:48 is OK, true, but these are flat fast roads & bear no relation to running around local undulating roads & paths alone whilst not in ultra light racing shoes & skimpy vest, with 100s of pacemakers all around & crowds 10 deep in places cheering non stop - 4 min/kms felt very slow as I died. Yet all alone in training, this is flat out. Weird..... 18:48 at halfway, is probably the best "result" I can take from it.
It's made me worse (ill), so I will take the week off anyway.....