If you train hard then there is no reason why you can't walk it in 5 hrs.
Of course, if you just want to take it easy and stroll, then it will take you longer. You still need to train to walk 26.2 miles.
My feeling is, if you can't run it then you may very well not be able to walk it either but see how it goes. Plenty of people walk it, silly costume or no.
Plenty of people walk it. I'd stil train for it though. Having a bad day in London shouldnt be the experience you go with.
definitely train for it...
have you tried a different doctor for advice.................did you see a physio to give you exercises to sort out the PF................unless the experts are sports people then they often just write running off without good reason.............but there again maybe they are sports specialised and you are unlucky...........
good luck and i hope you manage it without pain.........see you there
Maybe you could walk it backwards.
First the marathon - walking will take you 6-8 hours and you will most certainly not be the last finisher. You will need to train for it just as if you were running it - bear this in mind with your PF though, it is probably going to be pretty sore after longer walks.
Seren and RR are right though, you need to see a different podiatrist or physiotherapist - the opinion you were given is pretty defeatist - just because they can't help you it doesn't mean someone else can.
You CAN recover. I had PF in my left foot for 9 months and despaired of ever running again, then I had custom orthotics made by a podiatrist (I was NEVER advised not to run). This sorted out the problem for seven or eight months until it came back in my right. That time I discovered and tried trigger point therapy and it was gone in three. It has never returned in either foot.
Ofcourse it is feasible, people are even known to run the whole thing... the main question is, would it be a waste of an entry? The arguments to that are, its a place someone who would be training hard to run it could have. The flip side is you can't transfer it to anyone else so it doesn't matter now anyway and plenty of people will be travelling even slower than walking pace... if you have a place and want to be there then go and do it. You wont be last by a long was providing you maintain any form of leg movement for the duration.
I do agree with previous posts, get to a sports specialist and get your injury sorted or at least a solid 2nd opinion. You could always grab a pair of theses bad boys and run it! http://www.hokaoneone.com/en/technology.html
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