With one week to go we hear about a major problem with Claire’s training
“I decided to run my local park run on Saturday morning see http://www.parkrun.org.uk/
I really enjoy Park Run, the supportive atmosphere is great with a real cross section of runners and the course in Markeaton Park, Derby, is a reasonable test with a couple of gentle hills. It’s 5k and I wanted to beat my PB of 27.49 to check how my speed training was going in the build up to the 10k.
On this particular morning the course was pretty waterlogged and the sensation of splashing through freezing cold, ankle deep puddles was not enjoyable – and then the disaster occurred when I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my right knee which then radiated down my calf – and rather than pulling up – I decided to run through the pain, letting my competitive nature with that PB in mind, take over from the sensible voice of reason, which was telling me to stop!
The knee isn’t hot or swollen and I can’t feel any clicking or further sharp pain, so a visit to my GP wasn’t necessary but the dull ache is a worry. The next few days were spent icing the joint and massaging with trusty Fisiocrem, which, with its lovely tingling sensation, helps with the pain. Nurofen has also helped as does the TENS treatment provided by the Paingone pen.
Tonight, I’m off for an appointment with a physiotherapist for a consultation and sports massage – he’ll be able to let me know if the run – in 5 days’ time! Is doable without causing further damage. I’ll keep you up to date with his thoughts!”
Thanks Claire & sorry to hear about the injury and so close to the run too! Good to hear that Fisiocrem is useful and your visit to the physiotherapist will help your recovery – many physio’s use Fisiocrem massage gel as part of their treatment