I first hurt it at the New York City Marathon back in November. It hurt, a lot, I pushed through it (you don't invest that much to be in a race and DNF!) and dragged my carcass to the finish.
I thought it was going to be a few weeks of icing and ibuprophen, then back on the horse. Instead it's been dragging on and on with no end in sight. Trying physio, but so far that hasn't given much in the way of results... so next up is what will no doubt be an excruciating massage.
The bright side:
- I wasn't planning to do a 2012 marathon, and certainly not a spring marathon, so the break isn't impacting what I want to do... so far
- I can still bike. It hurts from time to time, but mostly it's OK... so I signed up for Paris to Ancaster again - my 7th year, wouldn't miss it!
The not so bright side:
- I'm scrubbing the Peterborough 1/2 marathon from my schedule. I've done that race since I started running back in 2007, so a bit disappointing. There's no way my mileage will be there and it's not worth the risk.
Hopefully this passes soon so I can start re-building the mileage. It's going to be a long slow build, but none of my goals this year are based on mega-run-mileage, so I'm still hopeful!