to half or not to half

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Deisecelt
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Hi folks. I have trained for the waterford half on sat. Two weeks ago I did eleven miles, but hurt my knee and have done nothing since. It's ok now, got physio too, would I be mad to attempt my first half with no training for a fortnight beforehand?
? Much appreciate any reply. Cheers.

Hi folks. I have trained for the waterford half on sat. Two weeks ago I did eleven miles, but hurt my knee and have done nothing since. It's ok now, got physio too, would I be mad to attempt my first half with no training for a fortnight beforehand?
? Much appreciate any reply. Cheers.

markffitzgerald8
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 Hi Deise, I wouldn't worry about not training for the two weeks beforehand, as hopefully they will have given your knee a chance to heal properly. If your physio didn't tell you not to do it, you should be fine, just do a really intense warm up session before the start of the race, much more than usual - if the knee doesn't feel right after the warm up, don't do the race, tho - there are plenty of other half marathons out there, but 13 miles on a gammy knee will be torture. Although there will be medical assistance on the course, you should bring a mobile with you, just in case you need to call someone to come pick you up.
That being said, hope it works out for you - let us know! Good luck!!

Deisecelt
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 Well Mark, cheers for the advice. It was a last minute decision so after readin yer comment i decided to give it a bash. The knee was a bit dodge however and hurt quite a bit after 3 miles. I came in at 1:49 so was happy with that and look forward to beating it next yr:) Thanks again. For now im told glucosamine is the best thing for me.