Thanks for your reply. I have got to come round on Tuesday one day, last time I did it was March. I miss running with people and chatting. I never had any sports massage done so cannot claim the effects it had on me, maybe should give it a try. This morning I'm limping badly after the pain in my foot got bad. All afer running 5 miles yesterday. Maybe I'm just not cut out for running such long races.
I think you know the answer- you're not realy going to manage, are you? IF you insist on continuing to try- try deepwater running, will keep the running muscles going, without the impact on feet.
Elliptical trainer ( backwards for some reasaon) is a second option, sounds like you'll need to give the foot a rest from impact, though. Have you tried a walk/ run approach?- if this helps, you might be abel to get round slowly, but otherwise, you are likely to DNF, and crock yourself long term.
Thanks tricialitt for your reply. Honest and to the point. I go on Vario eliptical trainer, different from cross trainer as it resembles running but you can control the stride yourself, I go on these all the time.
I think at the moment I'm thinking of going for it even if I don't finish. I expect not to finish to put it this way but I would be wondering 'what if' if I didn't try. I have a ticket booked, family will put me up and I'm not really going to rack any costs doing that trip.
Walk/run does not really work for me as it hurts to stop and start, it hurts in groin where adductor injury is and I limp for a while before it gets better. I either run and when I stop I stop and that's it.
I couldn't fault it as a race really, organisation really good, you had to pick your number pack yourself but that made you visit the expo, not too big to really tire you. On the race day everything worked smoothly, did not see any marshalls like you do in the UK but then the route follows wide roads lined with people and you can't get lost really. Plus it's my home town so I knew where I was going. You couldn't put out your own drinks but quite a few people had crew cycling after them on the edge of the route and dispensing them (my uncle did, I relied on myself as usual, tested that Powerade in training, just used my own gels). People cheering and lining the streets, bands playing, encouragement was amazing. The downside were two or actually three: First the city is getting ready for Euro 2012 which it is hosting and the centre has tram lines dug up, terrible jams all over the place so on junctions police directed the traffic and let cars go in gaps, in one such gap the car was a bit late in starting out and I nearly ran into it. Also, there were 2 laps and because of these roadworks the route had to be changed so it was not very scenic and two laps of it as well, some of it through residential areas, that will change from next year, route will go back to original but still two laps. And finally they had cut up bananas in peels on water stations, on the second lap it was quite slippery, I think cut up energy bars would have been better. Overall, Poznan is a beautiful place, I may be biased though, the route starts and finishes near Malta Lake and there are many attractions there, artificial ski slope, brand new, just opened on Monday complex of swimming baths, restaurants, a zoo nearby.
Organisers offer free accommodation in the dorm the night before the marathon and there is pasta party as well. Overall great event, I'm very pleased I took part. There were three of us from the family taking part, I was the fastest . Great race.
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