Well done for sticking it out
^^^ this, what doesn't kill you (or your knees) makes you stronger.
Also, top crewing from your dad "may as well walk then as there's nothing else to do this arvo."
Yeah, I will remember this quote for future reference ha! And yeah, top job, now rest well. If you had the same issue two races in a row, I would also consider having your running form/posture/stride assessed.
Thanks guys and yeah i will, possibly seeing TBM on Wednesday. It's just weird how it happened so early on too (30-40km) when the past 9-10 weeks of that distance over the weekend has been fine. Taper felt enough but being very slack with strength/stability lately probs didn't help. I'm keen to keep doing ultras because their awesome and I love it but if it involves joint-related suffering etc to finish then no thanks
blisters on your hands from the poles... youch!
Way to pull through mate. Not sure whether Brooner's "what doesn't kill you..." comment applies to joint damage, which i'm sure is what you were thinking during the race. Definately try and get an expert opinion... if you love running, you want to make sure you are going to be able to do it for many many years to come.
I've always had knee problems. That's why I nearly never use trail running shoes and definitely never on a long run. They dont provide nearly the same cushioning as the top of the line road running shoes.
i can see it now. in 12 months Keelan transitions from vibrams to hokas.
But in seriousness I don't think shoes are the issue. It's getting my lazy butt to do strength/stability/flexibility, particularly for right leg, which has always been weaker and where these problems are coming from.
I read this race report a while back and I'm having recurring nightmares. What an excruciating horror story.
I forgot to mention I was loving every minute of it though, despite the knee :)