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Pulled Muscle few days before a race

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  • #16558
    FatDad
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    Not looking for medical advice, just any experience welcome. I have pulled a muscle a week before my second half marathon (Brighton Half). Am I right in thinking it is generally better to rest and repair the muscle as I am not going to get any improvement in my fitness now anyway.

    #16564
    Matt Fitzgerald
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    If I were you I would not resort to complete rest unless it was a severe strain. Instead I would switch over to an alternative activity or activities such as hiking or cycling that I could do with an acceptable level of discomfort. You’ll actually recover more quickly that way while also maintaining fitness better than you would with total rest.

    #16565
    FatDad
    Participant

    Thanks

    #16624
    FatDad
    Participant

    Thanks for the advice. I did as you suggested and managed to shave 6 mins off my HM time.

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