/ The walk of shame..
First DNF for a while.. some nerve trouble which occured midweek and I thought was just a one off.. but flared up again. Hoping just periformis syndrome, I've been sat down for the best part of 12 hours a day for the last 2 weeks on a course... as basically my left leg was collapsing slightly chopping my stride.. and then everything was tight down that leg... did the first 20k at 6:10 pace but it was already an issue around 15-16k.. and got worse.. did til 20 miles (but was 7:00+'ing by the end, averaged 6:25 for the 20... so its a decent training run.. then the walk of shame back.. but decided to get sorted if I can for Berlin.. Looked a good race though.
But it may mean the end of Berlin as JFK50 and London marathon can take priority.. shitter of an injury as feel fine normally, just stiff.
next time fella .
Good race tbf, great great support, 5 10k road loops but through estates with parties on, bunting out, even in all that rain.
Speedy recovery Davey
Berlin is 2 weeks I think - so you'd be cutting right down now anyway I'm sure. Sometimes an enforced rest can be beneficial. Good luck, hope it all eases off with a massage, rest, etc
Nothing "shameful" about it.
Knowing when to stop is smarter than not.
i know what its like when the periformis starts giving you grief and theres no shame at all
What makes it feel shameful to walk back? Maybe a little too worried about self image there it sounds like to me ;)
Loosen up and just have some fun :)
Maybe the best thing would be to look at what caused it and then address said issue.
Shame? Probably the smart thing to do.
I came within 2 min of missing a cut off last night. Now that would have been some bus ride of shame ;-)
I pushed on and finished in 2:35. Horrible.
Walk of shame? It's not like you did anything wrong, other than maybe entered knowing you possibly weren't fit?
No shame in it at all, you're incredibly well trained for it all, doing the massive milage you do. Hope that is doesn't interfere with Berlin at all. Give it a good rest and I'm sure it'll be fine.
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