Good running all - PeteM and Muddy with the Parkrun, SG with a tidy, steady 10, Jools with the fell race.
I too was in Dorset, down in Poole visiting the folks for Easter, with lots of beach hut time and ice creams - and paddling in the very cold water. A bit better than that 800m in a hailstorm I did last week! Running wise..
Weds - dropped off at Mecca (Vitality stadium) and ran to my folks house via the beach. Really misty - was weird when I got to the top of the cliffs and how warm the mist was coming up and over the top! Not often you are between the piers and can't see either of them. About 6 miles all in.
Thurs - Ran 6 miles to Canford school and did 10 x 400 barefoot on the lovely wet manicured grass. Somehow after 9 reps managed to take the skin off the bottom of both big toes. Did the last rep, in pain, obviously. Averaged 70's weird barefoot.
Friday - Long run in the heat, tortuous. 11 miles or so
Saturday - Bmth parkrun, 2nd in 16.21, felt quite good as there are a couple of hills and twisty bits on each lap.
Sunday - sod all.
Yesterday - Langmay trophy, back home in LB. Back first in 30.45 - for 5.6 miles or so, about 34 for a 10k. started steady, so things starting to get there I think.
Reg - think I need to start my no cakes, biscuits or sweets diet again too.
Skinny Fetish Fan said:
I ran 5.4 miles yesterday in the sun in 40 minutes although I missed a run midweek so that was only my third run. Quite exciting!
That was Saturday - yesterday was another beautiful day and I felt okay so I ran same route again in 39:20 or 7:17m/m.
So now I've done near back to back runs over 5 miles I need to stop messing about with the 'going faster and faster training' which makes me feel like I'm back at page 1 of the thread!
I am a surgeon and a runner, I've removed about 60 appendixes myself in the last year, by key hole.
The point of doing the operation by key hole is so that you can get back to normal quicker. However every case of appendicitis is different, and the infection itself can take as much out of you as running the marathon, depending on how much comtamination there was, if you didn't have any further antibiotics after the surgery, then it was just inflamed which means you're very unlikely to have any further problems from the infection side, and running effect that.
The other issue is the surgery, where they put the cuts. Usually after keyhole appendix operations you will have a longer cut at the tummy button and 2 smaller ones lower down. The main risk from running is developing a hernia at the longer cut. This is more likely after straining or lifting heavy things which would increase the pressure, but port site hernias are very rare, I've seen about 3 in the last 5 years, none of which were from Appendix surgery, and they are much more common in fat patients or diabetics.
If it was me, I would certainly avoid swimming, don't want to get an infection in the wound. I'd start back walking, and when that doesn't hurt at all, slowly go back to running, I'm sure that would be in less than 4 weeks.
I'm strongly considering having my appendix removed electively, as having seen so many really manky ones, I don't want mine to pop at an inconvenient time!! Maybe during the winter when I hate running anyway!