Your Say: Highs and lows of marathon training

With Spring marathons just around the corner for many, we asked our Twitter and Facebook followers to tell us the highs and lows of their marathon journey so far. Here's what you had to say...

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Been told I have Pleurisy just as I was going to start my Ultra Marathon training. Looking forward to getting rid of this and will have to start again. 

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 09:34

Please tell me how long it took to heal! I've had pleurisy for a month now from pneumonia. Seems when I try exercising our doing anything other than sure at Mr deskit makes it worse.  Dry cough still present which aggravates it also.  No running for a month! When will this end? Worse pain next to child birth!

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 07:07

Hi Sherry, Sorry for the delay. I came down with Pleurisy in Feb and I'm still suffering. I have heard it can take up to 6 months or more. I have just been offered Steriods but have refused due to concerns of the the side effects. I'm still taking anti inflamatories and pain killers. All I can do is wait. I go to the gym and look after the bottom half but can't do a lot with the top half. Any repetative upper half movement aggrivates my chest. I have secreativley done the odd 6 mile run but feel sure it causes some chest pain for a day or two. The frustration has been the hardest for me. Yes I aggree the pain is terrible and I have shed many a tear whilst clutching my chest. If you can go to the doctor and ask for some pain releif, I did when I could not stand it any more. Your not alone and I wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy. Best Wishes Amanda 

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:57

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