injured with 12 weeks to go
Hi can someone with experience in running Marathons/sports injury please help? I am on week 8 of a 20 week plan with 3 runs and cross training. Had a minor medial foot injury which has lead to compensation in the other leg resulting in LCL. I can't run on the leg without it giving way at the moment. Yes I need to rest but is it feasible to still do the marathon as I can't run for say 3 weeks which will take me up on week 12 of 20? I am on a 2 hr (13 miles) long run at the moment and have a very good standard of fitness. I will still be able to swim, aqua jog and bike.
If you havent already, i'd recommmend seeing a professional for the best advice. I'm in the same boat as you with regards to the injury during training and its knocked my confidence big time.
I think im suffering a bit from Plantar Fasciitis in my right foot after compensating for a previous knee injury on my left. I saw an Osteopath at the weekend and told me given my current level of fitness, if I rest it, and do the stretches necessary to aid the healing and muscle balance I should be ok.
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