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1667 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2011 6:19 PM by Rennmaus
Rennmaus Pro 61 posts since
Jun 28, 2011
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Dec 8, 2011 4:08 PM

3 days until race day... and I just fell :-(

HI all,


there are 3 days left until race day... I am planning to run a 6k trail race on Sunday. So far so good, but today during a practice run I fell :-( I landed on my knees and my hands... it seems that I was lucky and there is no 'real' injury, but I am afraid that pain will kick in tomorrow. I absolutely want to run the race on Sunday! Let's hope I was lucky and scraped knees and burning hands are all I got... but in case my knees are in pain tomorrow - any advice what to do in order to be able to run on Sunday? I feel so frustrated right now :-(((


Thanks for any input/advice!




XTERRA Crystal Cove Trail Run 6k - 52:33.5

Redondo Beach Superbowl Run 10k - 01:05:49

Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay 11/18/2012

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007
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    1. Dec 9, 2011 7:11 AM (in response to Rennmaus)
    3 days until race day... and I just fell :-(

    I am old and my last trail race I fell 2 times and I was okay.  Ice and rest would be all you could do, but I think you will be fine!

  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
    Apr 18, 2011
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    2. Dec 9, 2011 3:47 PM (in response to Rennmaus)
    3 days until race day... and I just fell :-(

    Maybe consider a knee brace if it just a situation where you need some additional support, but I do not think they would prevent any stress-related injuries, so just take it easy and see how you feel in the next few days. 

    Best of Luck!

  • Webpro11 Legend 258 posts since
    Feb 27, 2011
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    3. Dec 9, 2011 5:01 PM (in response to Jasko123)
    3 days until race day... and I just fell :-(

    After lots of rest and ice If you think you'll be ok to run. I would suggest K Tape (kinesio tape). Great online video show s how to tape your knee. If might give you the extra support you need. I used it before and have had great results. Hope you'll be OK

    2012 Races: Tony from Florida

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